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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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Long Family Origin

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Long Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Long. 28% of Long men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Long women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Long were Cook and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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Long Life Expectancy

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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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