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Long Family History

Long Name Meaning
English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long’, ‘tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus).Irish (Ulster (Armagh) and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin (see Langan).Chinese : from the name of an official treasurer called Long, who lived during the reign of the model emperor Shun (2257–2205 bc). his descendants adopted this name as their surname. Additionally, a branch of the Liu clan (see Lau 1), descendants of Liu Lei, who supposedly had the ability to handle dragons, was granted the name Yu-Long (meaning roughly ‘resistor of dragons’) by the Xia emperor Kong Jia (1879–1849 bc). Some descendants later simplified Yu-Long to Long and adopted it as their surname.Chinese : there are two sources for this name. One was a place in the state of Lu in Shandong province during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). The other source is the Xiongnu nationality, a non-Han Chinese people.Chinese : variant of Lang.Cambodian: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Long Families

  • Number of Long families
     1,900 - 3,798
     634 - 1,899
     1 - 633
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Long families
     1,817 - 3,632
     606 - 1,816
     1 - 605
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Long families
     83 - 164
     28 - 82
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Long Family Origin

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Long Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Long

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Long Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Long Civil War Service Records

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