Longstreet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Longstreet family

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] Another source claims the name was " 'of the lang strother,' i.e. the long marsh, a North-English and Border name. [2]

Early History of the Longstreet family

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Longstreet Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Longstreet family (pre 1700)

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Longstreet Ranking

In the United States, the name Longstreet is the 10,881st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]


United States Longstreet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longstreet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. R. Longstreet, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Canada Longstreet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [4]

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 [5]
  • John Longstreet, American politician, Mayor of Plano, Texas, 1996-2000 [5]
  • James Longstreet (1821-1904), American politician, U.S. Minister to Turkey, 1880-81 [5]
  • James Longstreet, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1856 [5]
  • Hazel Longstreet, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2004, 2008 (alternate) [5]
  • Deick Longstreet, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1782 [5]
  • Christopher Longstreet, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1785-88 [5]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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