English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Longney

Historical Forms

  • in Longanege 972 BCS1282 10th
  • Langenei, Langeney(e) 1086 DB 1248 Ass a.1274 Guise 1291 Tax
  • Langen(e)' 1127 Monast 1248 Ass 1276 RH
  • Longaneia c.1100 BM
  • Longeney(e) 13 Glouc c.1260 GlR 1287 Ass 1407 FF
  • Longney 1316 FA 1465 Pat 1790 PR
  • Laungeneye 1248 Ass


'The long island', v. lang , ēg . It is described as insula 'island' in 1200 ChR. It may refer to a low stretch of ground enclosed on three sides by the Severn or to a long mud island exposed when the river is at low tide.