Longwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Longwood name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Longworth in the parish and union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, Lancashire. There is also a Longworth in Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire.) Longwood 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 Longwood family

The surname Longwood was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Longwood family

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Longwood Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Longwood were recorded, including Longworth, Longsworth, Longworthy, Langworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Longwood family (pre 1700)

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United States Longwood migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Longwood family emigrate to North America:

Longwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Longwood, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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