Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the name Longwen date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the region of Langland.
Longwen is a habitation
name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Longwen family
The surname Longwen was first found in Lincolnshire
where the name was derived from the Old English lang or long + land, collectively meaning "long land" referring to a long strip of land. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Early History of the Longwen family
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Longwen Spelling Variations
Longwen has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Longwen have been found, including Langland, Longlande, Longlands, Langlande and many more.
Early Notables of the Longwen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Longwen family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Longwens to arrive on North American shores: Jennit Langland settled in New York in 1822 with four children; William Langland settled in Virginia in 1650.
The Longwen Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I hope.