The ancient history of the name Longsine dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name given to a person who because of their physical characteristics was referred to as the tall man.
Early Origins of the Longsine family
The surname Longsine was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Longsine family
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Longsine Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Longsine include Langman, Langeman, Langaman, Langmann, Langemann, Langmon, Langemon, Langmen and many more.
Early Notables of the Longsine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longsine family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Longsine or a variant listed above: Peter and Mary Langman, who sailed to Virginia in 1620; J. Langman to New Jersey in 1709; and James Langman to Philadelphia in 1854.