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The origins of the Longsworth name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Longsworth was originally derived from a family having lived in the region of Longworth in the parish and union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, Lancashire. There is also a Longworth in Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire.) Longsworth is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Longsworth Early Origins



The surname Longsworth was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Longsworth Spelling Variations


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Longsworth Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Longsworth include Longworth, Longsworth, Longworthy, Langworth and many more.

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Longsworth Early History


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Longsworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longsworth research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longsworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Longsworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Longsworth, who landed in Maryland in 1659

Longsworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edwin Longsworth, aged 25, who landed in America from Bolton, in 1902
  • Mary E. Longsworth, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Robert Longsworth, aged 35, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1919
  • Robert Longsworth, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longsworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longsworth (post 1700)



  • Lewis Gibson Longsworth (1904-1981), American chemist and biochemist
  • John Longsworth, American politician, Member of the Ohio Senate from the 30th district (1967 to 1968)
  • John Longsworth, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 1992, 1994
  • Ira R. Longsworth (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Mayor of Lima, Ohio, 1890-92

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Longsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longsworth 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 11:05.

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