Longshaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Longshaw family

The surname Longshaw was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held lands.

Nigel de Longchamps, also known as Nigel Wireker, ( fl. c. 1190-1200), was an English satirist, poet and monk of Christ Church, Canterbury. William Longchamp (died 1197), also known as William de Longchamp or William de Longchamps, was a medieval Lord Chancellor, Chief Justiciar, and Bishop of Ely in England. His family originated in the village of Longchamps, Normandy. His brother, Henry de Longchamp or Henry de Longo Campo (c1150-1212), born in Wilton Castle, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire was an English politician, High Sheriff of Herefordshire for 1190 and 1193 and later was appointed High Sheriff of Worcestershire from 1195 to 1197. Ralph of Longchamp (c.1155-c.1215) was an English physician and natural philosopher who taught at Oxford and possibly in Paris.

Longshaw is an area within Billinge Higher End at the western boundary of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester. And Longshaws, is a township, in the parish of Long Horsley, union of Morpeth, in Northumberland. The Longshaw Estate is an area of moorland, woodland and farmland in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England. The Estate has been held by the National Trust since 1931.

Early History of the Longshaw family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longshaw research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Longshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Longshaw Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Longchamp, Longchampe, De Longchamp and many more.

Early Notables of the Longshaw family (pre 1700)

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United States Longshaw migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Longshaw, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1896
Longshaw Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Longshaw, aged 26, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Lavinia Longshaw, aged 29, who settled in America from Newton Heath, England, in 1907
  • John E. Longshaw, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Birkenhead, England, in 1912
  • Walter Longshaw, aged 7, who landed in America from Bryn Gates, England, in 1920
  • Harry Longshaw, aged 9, who landed in America from Bryn Gates, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Longshaw migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Longshaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Longshaw, British Convict who was convicted in Lancaster, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Longshaw (post 1700) +

  • William Longshaw Jr. (1836-1865), British-born physician who served in the United States Union Navy during the American Civil War, eponym of the USS Longshaw (DD-559), a Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Oswald Edgar "Ted" Longshaw (1926-2011), British businessman, best known for his involvement in radio-controlled car racing


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837


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