Re: Longyear/Longyor in New York
There is also a Longyear family in the US that is of German origin. The German spelling was Langjahr. I don't have any information on the family in America since my female Langjahr family surname stopped in Germany.But descendants of the male line of the same family came here and changed the name to Longyear, according to the German genealogist who did our research.
But....since your line was in NY, possibly they were Dutch.Also, many NY Dutch descendants later went to Oakland Co., MI.