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Those of Caucasian descent having the Longshore surname in the United States trace their genealogy to a Robert Longshore/Longshaw (1655-1694) born in Lancashire England and died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a Quaker, and the primary land surveyor, and land administrator of William Penn. He had one son, Euclydus Longshore, and one Daughter Alice (Longshore) Scarborough. Decendants of Euclydus Longshore settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Newberry, South Carolina.

Of the South Carolina Longshores, a few of the more wealthy organized what was to be cotton plantations. Numerous African American freedmen adopted the surname Longshore as was the custom.

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