Longtrey is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Longtrey family
The surname Longtrey 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
, the place name literally means "tall tree," from the Old English words "lang" + "treow." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.
Early History of the Longtrey family
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Longtrey Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Longtrey family name include Langtree, Langtrey, Langtry and others.
Early Notables of the Longtrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longtrey family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Longtrey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Charles Langtry settled in New York in 1822.