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Below is the ancestral line of Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst. By Cam Longhurst [ Source ]

 20 Generations

John LONGHURST (born c1515, lived in Surrey, England) / Amy ________

Walter LONGHURST (born c1550, lived in Surrey) / Ames DIGGINS

William LONGHURST (born c1575, lived in Surrey) / Elizabeth ______

John LONGHURST (born c1586, lived in Surrey) / Ann SPOONER

Joseph LONGHURST born c____, lived in Surrey) / Margaret STEERE

Walter LONGHURST (born c1674, lived in Surrey) / Elizabeth KNIGHT

Walter LONGHURST (born c1715, lived in Surrey) / Ann CAPON

William LONGHURST (Sr., born c1575, lived in Surrey) / Elizabeth ________

William LONGHURST (Jr., born c1596, lived in Surrey) / Mary SIDLEY

Ralph LONGHURST born c1631, lived in Surrey) / Mary ________

Richard LONGHURST (Sr., born c1671, lived in Surrey) / Mary CHILD

Richard LONGHURST (Jr., born c1696, lived in Surrey) / Anne SWAYNE

John LONGHURST (Sr., born c1727, lived in Surrey) / Jane VERRELL

John LONGHURST (Jr., born c1745, lived in Surrey) / Mary WHEELER

Joseph LONGHURST (born 1789, lived in Surrey until 1832, moved to Ontario, Canada) / Sarah HAYSMAN

James LONGHURST (born 1816, lived in Surrey, England until 1832, moved to Ontario)/ Flora MACDONALD

Archibald John LONGHURST (born 1848, lived in Ontario) / Mary Martha LOOKER

Archibald Walter LONGHURST (born 1877, lived in Ontario) / Fannie Esther BURTON

Archibald Thomas LONGHURST (born 1902, lived in Ontario)/ Alice Violet (Lulu) SQUIRES

History on name of longhurst/Longhirst/Langherst/Longehurst

  • This surprisingly rare surname is of Olde English and Anglo-Saxon pre 7th century origins.

  • It is locational from the village of Longhirst in the county of Northumberland, or topographically from residence by a 'long wood'.

  • The development is from the ancient phrase 'lang-hyrst', with the village of Longhirst being actually recorded as "Langherst" in the Curia Regis Rolls of King John during the years 1199 - 1204.

  • In the period of history known as the Middle Ages, when migration for the purpose of job seeking was becoming more common, people often took their former village name as a means of identification.

  • This resulted in a wide dispersal of the name; the surname is first recorded in the early half of the 13th century (see below), and can also be found as Langhurst.

  • Early examples of the surname recording include Robert de Longehurst in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1332,

  • whilst recordings from the early surviving church registers of the diocese of Greater London include the christening of Henry Longhurst,

  • son of Henry and Elizabeth Longhurst, on June 12th 1695 at St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney;

  • and

  • the marriage of Walter Longhurst and Martha Andrews on November 20th 1701 at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, in the city of Westminster.

I believe I located the father of Walter Longhurst and Martha Andrews on November 20th 1701 at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, in the city of Westminster. at Family Search [ Awaiting verification ]

Walter Longhurst      Their daughter  Ann Longhurst    

Links posted January 11th 2022by Bernie Beeleskey

Ancestral line of Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst.

  • John LONGHURST (born c1515, lived in Surrey, England) / Amy ________ [ 1515 ]

  • Walter LONGHURST (born c1550, lived in Surrey) / Ames DIGGINS

  1. New links for more Longhurst history
  2. New Decendants of John Longhurst
  3. New Joseph and Sarah Longhurst come to Canada
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  5. New Archibald John Longhurst, born October 14, 1849, who is the great grandfather of Alfred Thomas Burton Longhurst.
  6. New Archibald Walter Longhurst and Fannie Burton
  7. New Archibald Thomas Longhurst and Lulu Squires
  8. Their Children of Archibald Thomas Longhurst and Lulu Squires
    [ Please add Patricia Diane Longhurst ]
  9. New  Other Names Associated with Longhurst Ancestry...
  10. New Other Contributors

Available from link above documents of Pauline Young, John Longhurst, born c1515, includes Joseph Longhurst (Rich Text Format doc, posted 06-21-07)  George Longhurst, born c1665 (Rich Text Format doc, posted 06-21-07,

New Longhurst Documents back to 1819 [200 years ]

Note: Cam Longhurst did post your information in a text tree

Patricia Diane GODINEZ   (San Diego, California)

Archibald John LONGHURST (Sr.) / Mary Martha LOOKER
Archibald Walter LONGHURST (Jr.) / Fannie Esther BURTON
Archibald Thomas LONGHURST/ Alice Violet SQUIRES
Alfred Thomas Burton LONGHURST (first marriage)/ Joy Tatiana PODGORENCO
Ramon GODINEZ/ Patricia Diane LONGHURST


  • The above information was supplied by Cameron Archibald LONGHURST  [ ] in 7/19/2018Joseph LONGHURST/ Sarah HAYSMAN

    Archibald John LONGHURST (Sr.) / Mary Martha LOOKER
    Archibald Walter LONGHURST (Jr.) / Fannie Esther BURTON
    Archibald Thomas LONGHURST/ Alice Violet SQUIRES
    Alfred Thomas Burton LONGHURST / Theresa Mary BURKE
    Cameron Archibald LONGHURST


  • NB: Click on image below to view Archibald Walter Longhurst Google ancestry map

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    Archibald Walter Longhurst    

    A coat of arms granted to the family has the blazon of a black shield charged with five silver bendlets, and overall a red chevron.

    The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard de Langherst. This was dated 1221, in the Curia Regis rolls of Surrey, during the reign of King Henry 111rd of England, 1216 - 1272. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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    Longhurst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

    The lineage of the name Longhurst begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the ancient town of Langhurst in the southern county of Surrey. This habitation name was originally derived from the Old English words lang meaning long and hyrst meaning wooded hill. The original bearers of the surname lived in an area that was defined by the long wooded hill in the county of Surrey. [1]

    Alternatively the family could have originated at "Longhurst, (Longhirst), a township in the parish of Bothal, near Morpeth, Northumberland." [2] [3] [4]

    Early Origins of the Longhurst family

    The surname Longhurst was first found in Surrey where Richard de Lanherst was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1221. Later, Robert de Longehurst was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1332. [5]

    The Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III. included a listing for Walter de Latighurst, Sussex, 20 Edward I (during the twentieth year of the reign of King Edward I.)

    The Hundredorum Rolls of 12763 had only one listing, that of John de Langehirst. Hertfordshire. [2]

    Early History of the Longhurst family

    This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longhurst research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1332, 1690 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Longhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

    Longhurst Spelling Variations

    Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Longhurst has undergone many spelling variations, including Longhurst, Langhurst, Lainghurst, Longhirst, Longhearst, Longherst, Langhirst, Lainghirst, Langhearst, Langherst, Langhorst, Landhurst, Landhearst, Landhirst and many more.

    Longhurst migration to the United States +

    To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Longhurst were among those contributors:


    Longhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
    • Henry Longhurst, who joined many who had landed in New York in the mid-1600's
    Longhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
    • John Longhurst, who landed in America in 1802 [6]

    Longhurst migration to Australia +

    Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

    Longhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

    Longhurst migration to New Zealand +

    Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

    Longhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
    • Mr. John Longhurst, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zambesi" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1863 [10]

    Contemporary Notables of the name Longhurst (post 1700) +

    • Robert Longhurst (b. 1949), American sculptor and woodcarver
    • John Daniel Longhurst, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 106th District, 2012 [11]
    • David Longhurst (1965-1990), English footballer
    • Tony Longhurst (b. 1957), Australian former racing driver and Australian Champion water skier
    • Henry Carpenter Longhurst (1909-1978), renowned British golf writer and commentator

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    Citations +

    1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
    2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
    3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
    4. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
    5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
    6. ^ 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)
    7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from
    8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from
    9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st June 2021). Retrieved from
    10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
    11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from

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