Longstreth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Longstreth family

The surname Longstreth 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]

Important Dates for the Longstreth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longstreth research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1448, 1450, 1676 and 1887 are included under the topic Early Longstreth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Longstreth Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Longstreth family (pre 1700)

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Longstreth migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Longstreth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Bartholomew Longstreth, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1699 [3]
Longstreth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Longstreth, aged 51, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carrillo" from Kingston, Jamaica [4]
  • Kathryn Longstreth, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carrillo" from Kingston, Jamaica [5]
  • Edward Longstreth, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Lafayette" from Le Havre, France [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Longstreth (post 1700)

  • William Thacher Longstreth (1920-2003), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1955, 1971 [7]
  • Morris Longstreth, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1848 [7]
  • Linda Longstreth, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 2010, 2012 [7]
  • Bevis Longstreth (b. 1934), American Democrat politician, Member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1981-84 [7]
  • Anne Claghorn Longstreth (1921-2008), American Republican politician, Real estate agent; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960 [7]

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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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66K-PPN : 6 December 2014), Charles Longstreth, 16 Apr 1920; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Carrillo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66K-PPJ : 6 December 2014), Kathryn Longstreth, 16 Apr 1920; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Carrillo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LX-CP8 : 6 December 2014), Edward Longstreth, 23 Sep 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Lafayette, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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