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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Longworth come from when the family resided 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.) Longworth 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.

Longworth Early Origins



The surname Longworth 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.

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Longworth Spelling Variations


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Longworth 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. Longworth has been recorded under many different variations, including Longworth, Longsworth, Longworthy, Langworth and many more.

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Longworth Early History


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Longworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longworth research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Longworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longworth 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



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 Longworth or a variant listed above:

Longworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Longworth, who landed in Maryland in 1637-1640
  • James Longworth settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Roger Longworth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1687

Longworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Longworth, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Richard Longworth, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

Longworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Longworth, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longworth (post 1700)



  • Nicholas Longworth (1783-1863), American winemaker in Ohio
  • Nicholas Longworth IV (1869-1931), American politician
  • Clara Eleanor Longworth de Chambrun (1873-1954), American patron of the arts
  • Parke Longworth, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1924
  • Nicholas Longworth (1869-1931), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1901; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1903-13, 1915-31; Defeated, 1912; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1925-31
  • John Longworth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska, 1964
  • H. Z. Longworth, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Trebizond, 1897-1902
  • Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936, 1940
  • Alice Longworth, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1984
  • William "Bill" Henry Longworth (b. 1884), English professional rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Longworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longworth 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.

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