Home
coat of arms shopping cart

128 bit SSL Encrypted Secure Shopping

ecommerce provided by Yahoo! Small Business

family crests

heraldry

Coat of Arms & Family Crests Store

Longenecker Coat of Arms / Longenecker Family Crest

Longenecker Coat of Arms / Longenecker Family Crest

During the Reformation, Switzerland was not affected by the religious strife that devastated most of Europe; cities such as Geneva were in the middle of the Reformation and John Calvin became prominent as a Protestant reformer, founding Protestantism. Many people of Swiss origin emigrated from there to seek their fortune in other parts of the world. In the United States they particularly populated the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and California. The LONGENECKER family originally came from Switzerland, the country which has sent to Pennsylvania some of her best citizens. Addison LONGENECKER was born on the 27th December, 1841, a son of Jacob and Sallie LONGENECKER of Ephrata township. To them a large family was born; Susanna, Fianna, Addison, Mary Ann, Allen and Emma. Addison was reared on a farm in Warwick township and attended the common schools of the district, starting out life with very limited means. He married in 1871 to Miss Katherine Shirk, and to this union one child was born on September 19th 1880. He ended his life by owning 120 acres of some of the choicest land in Lancaster county. When the first immigrants from Europe went to America, the only names current in the new land were Indian names which did not appeal to Europeans vocally, and the Indian names did not influence the surnames or Christian names already possessed by the immigrants. Mostly the immigrant could not read or write and had little or no knowledge as to the proper spelling, and their names suffered at the hands of the government officials. The early town records are full of these mis-spelt names most of which gradually changed back to a more conventional spelling as education progressed. In the Middle Ages heraldry came into use as a practical matter. It originated in the devices used to distinguish the armoured warriors in tournament and war, and was also placed on seals as marks of identity. As far as records show, true heraldry began in the middle of the 12th century, and appeared almost simultaneously in several countries of Western Europe.


Orders over $90 qualify for Free Shipping within the U.S.
(Use coupon code: FREESHIP).



VIEW OUR GIFT ITEMS HERE

OUR SHIPPING IS ONLY $11.95 NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU ORDER !



Last Updated: Dec. 1st, 2021

keywords: history, historical, research, surname, origin, family shield, code of arms, genealogy, escudo, wappen, heraldic, clan, badge, shields, coats, irish, scottish, german, french, italian, spanish, welsh, heraldique, dutch, swiss, hungarian, polish, origins, shield, family, genealogical, escudo de armas, arms, armas, dutch, halberts, house of names, hall of names, hrc, historical research, swyrich, clan, crests, badge, crest, scottish, badges, clans, highland games