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Longstreet Early Origins



The surname Longstreet was first found in Wiltshire where the first record of the family was Walter de Langestret who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Wiltshire in 1249. The name literally means "dweller by the long road from the Old English words "lang" + "straet." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Another source claims the name was " 'of the lang strother,' i.e. the long marsh, a North-English and Border name. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Longstreet Spelling Variations


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Longstreet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Longstreet, Langstreet, Longstreth and others.

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Longstreet Early History


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Longstreet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longstreet research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1448, 1450, 1676 and 1887 are included under the topic Early Longstreet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longstreet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longstreet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. R. Longstreet arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Longstreet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. John Longstreet Jr., U.E. (b. 1744) from Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Parrsboro, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia c. 1785 he served in the New Jersey Brigade, King's American Rangers, married to Helena Covenoven having 4 children he died in 1788 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longstreet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longstreet (post 1700)



  • Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002), American author
  • Helen Dortch Longstreet (1863-1962), American author and feminist, better known as the "Fighting Lady"
  • Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870), American humorist, lawyer
  • William R. Longstreet, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Saginaw County 1st District, 1933
  • John Longstreet, American politician, Mayor of Plano, Texas, 1996-2000
  • James Longstreet (1821-1904), American politician, U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1880-81
  • James Longstreet, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1856
  • Hazel Longstreet, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2004, 2008 (alternate)
  • Deick Longstreet, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1782
  • Christopher Longstreet, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1785-88
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Longstreet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longstreet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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