Long Family of Wiltshire

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Reply roodashton
7:05 AM on December 16, 2013 
Dear Fellow Members,

In the summer of 1984 I decided to do some research on the name Long, about its origins, history and where the name came from. The reason for my curiosity was when very young I remembered my Grandfather saying that this name was very distinguished at one time in the south of England.
He also stated that it was a name to be proud of and never to do anything that might bring shame upon it.
It is to my consternation today that I never ask more questions as he obviously new something about it, but I was young at the time and never thought much about it until later in life.
Prompted by my inquisitive nature I decided to visit the National Library in Edinburgh with the intention of finding some information. To my utter astonishment I read about the illustrious history of this remarkable dynasty and ever since been eager to find out more. I have visited Wraxell Manor House and Rood Ashton on a number of occasions and was thrilled to obtain the dvd
about the manor house which was included in the BBC series on country houses. Very interested in hearing about the DNA project as have been unsuccessful genealogy research so far. Kind regards to all Roderick Long