Longtree History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Longtree surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the parish of Langtree in Devon. The surname was also associated with Langtree the township in the parish of Standish in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Longtree family
The surname Longtree was first found in Devon at Langtree, a village and parish in the union of Torrington, hundred of Shebbear, Torrington. Dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Langtrewa , the place name literally means "tall tree," from the Old English words "lang" + "treow."  Standish-with-Langtree was the name of a local government district centered on Standish, Greater Manchester, historically part of Lancashire. The Langtree was an ancient hundred in the south-east of the county of Oxfordshire.
Important Dates for the Longtree family
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Longtree 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 Longtree include Langtree, Langtrey, Langtry and others.
Early Notables of the Longtree family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longtree family
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: Charles Langtry settled in New York in 1822.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)