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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


Similar surnames: Tong, Gong, Rong, Lang, Kong, Song, Hong, Ling, Dong, Leng

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You can see how Long families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Long family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Long families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3,632 Long families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Long's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Long families in 1891.
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What did your Long ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Long. 7% of Long men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Long women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Long were Gardener and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Gardener
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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There are 1 million census records available for the last name Long. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Long census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 121,000 immigration records available for the last name Long. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 391,000 military records available for the last name Long. For the veterans among your Long ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Long lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Long life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Long in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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