Longtry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Longtry comes from when the family resided 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 Longtry family

The surname Longtry 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 [1], the place name literally means "tall tree," from the Old English words "lang" + "treow." [2] 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 Longtry family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longtry research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1173 are included under the topic Early Longtry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Longtry Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Longtry has been recorded under many different variations, including Langtree, Langtrey, Langtry and others.

Early Notables of the Longtry family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Longtry family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Longtry or a variant listed above: Charles Langtry settled in New York in 1822.

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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