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The LONG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 223,494 86 0.083 828
United States (1880 census) 59,898 58 0.120 1,198
Change since 1880 +163596 -28 -0.037 -370
Other Countries
Australia 6,549 197 0.040 401
United Kingdom 25,047 207 0.055 545
Top States for LONG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 15,266 169 0.045 451
Pennsylvania 14,629 39 0.119 1,191
Texas 13,886 151 0.067 666
Ohio 13,033 51 0.115 1,148
Florida 12,040 106 0.075 753
Top States for LONG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 8,956 58 0.157 1,574
South Carolina 5,984 70 0.149 1,492
Alabama 6,485 76 0.146 1,458
North Carolina 11,497 56 0.143 1,428
Oklahoma 4,831 55 0.140 1,400


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LONG live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LONG represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LONG in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LONG by picking someone at random in Tennessee than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LONG

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LONG surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LONG surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LONG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 184,047 82.35
Black/African American 26,261 11.75
Asian/Pacific 3,978 1.78
Mixed Race 3,218 1.44
White (Hispanic) 3,285 1.47
Native American/Alaskan 2,704 1.21

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LONG surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LONG in historical publications

LONG. From stature ; a tall person. One of the family of Preux, an attendant on Lord Treasurer ITungerford, from his great height, acquired the sobriquet of Long Hemy. On his marriage to a lady of quality he trausj)osed this appellation to Heniy l-ong, and became the founder of the Longs of Wiltshire. Camden. The H.R. forms of the name are Lougus, Le Long, and Le Longe.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LONG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LONG.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LONG

The following words are slight variants of LONG that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.