Longwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Longwell is an old name from Normandy. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy, at Longueville.
Early Origins of the Longwell family
The surname Longwell was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy. The name was "a branch of the house of Giffard, barons of Langueville and Bolbec near Dieppe, Normandy. Osberne de Longueville or Bolbec, with William de Bolbec, Robert Malet, and Gilbert de Menill c. 990, gave the church of Pictariville, Normandy, to religious uses." 
Early History of the Longwell family
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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.
Early Notables of the Longwell family (pre 1700)
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Longwell migration to the United States +
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 Quebec. 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 
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
Related Stories +
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html