When William Longmire was born about 1806, in Nottinghamshire, England, his father, William Longmire, was 35 and his mother, Thomasin Langwith, was 32. He married Mary Clarke on 17 August 1829, in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 26 August 1850, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 45, and was buried in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
English: habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Windermere (Westmorland), named with Old Scandinavian langr ‘long’ + mýrr ‘mire, bog’.
Americanized form of German Langmeier or of any of its variants: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (see Meyer 1) whose farm held the name Lang or who was of a tall stature.