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Origins of the Long surname

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What does the name Long mean?

The Long surname is English. It is a descriptive name of Anglo-Norman origin, given to reference somebody of particularly tall stature, 'the tall man'. It is an old name, found as a surname in records as early as the 1100s.

Alternative variations of the name Long

Long, Lang, Leng, Longe, Lung

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Where do most Longs live?

In 1921, most Longs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Longs

How common is your surname?

169th most common surname in the UK

We have 202,000 records for the Long surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Longs most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Longs.

What are the most common Long first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Long family members

Common jobs for Longs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Longs in 1921
Dressmaker

933

Laundress

795

Domestic Servant

547

General Servant Domestic

495

Living On Own Means

398

Common Male occupations for Longs in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

1,118

General Labourer

884

Carpenter

685

Farm Hands

613

Farm Labourer

575

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