The surname Long can be of English,Irish,Scottish or Norman in origin.In England and Scotland the name was descriptive of the original bearer.Size always attracted attention and the names for the tall,big,lanky man are many and varied.The name Long has more the connatation of large or big rather than great linear extent or length,except where they have the meaning of tallness.The name is derived from the Old English 'lang,long' long,tall.The Latin 'longus' being from which derive the Romance forms of the name.The Norman names de Long and le Lung arrived in Ireland with the twelfth century Anglo-Norman invasion and quickly spread to many parts of the country.The Irish Gaelic name O'Longain has been anglicised as Long.The name dates as far back as the ninth century,were a Etheric Langa is recorded in historical archives. A more modern form of the name is recorded in the twelfth century,with a Nicholas le Long being recorded.This name was brought to America by English,Scottish and Irish immigrants.One of the first forefathers to bring this name to America is that of a George Long from London,who came to America aboard the Letitia;he settled in Maryland. This name is the seventy first most common surname in America. ...
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