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The name Longwell is an old name from Normandy. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy, at Longueville.

Longwell Early Origins



The surname Longwell was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family flourished during ancient times.

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Longwell Spelling Variations


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Longwell Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Longwell include Longeville, Longevilles, Longueville, Longuevilles, Longville, Longvilles, Longevil, Longvils, Longvile, Longviles, Longevil, Longevils, Langueville, Longevile, Longeviles, Languille, Longuevil, Langeville, Longuevils, Longuevile, Longueviles, de Longeville, de Longevilles, de Longueville, de Longuevilles, de Longville, de Longvilles, Loungeville, Loungville, Longeville de and many more.

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Longwell Early History


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Longwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longwell research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1397, 1464, 1619, 1646, 1656, 1679, 1746, and 1747 are included under the topic Early Longwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Longwell were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Longwell were

Longwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Longwell, who landed in Virginia in 1699

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longwell (post 1700)



  • John Burt Longwell, American football player and 16th head college football coach for the New York University Violets
  • Mark Longwell (b. 1960), retired American soccer defender
  • Ryan Walker Longwell (b. 1974), retired American NFL football placekicker
  • Robert Hemphill Longwell (b. 1871), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Jefferson County, 1907-09
  • J. H. Longwell, American politician, Mayor of Columbia, Missouri, 1963-67
  • Gary Longwell (b. 1971), Irish rugby player, member of the Irish national team in 2000

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Longwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longwell 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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