Johann Dietrich Lang

Brief Life History of Johann Dietrich

When Johann Dietrich Lang was born on 26 April 1732, in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, his father, Johann Dietrich Lang, was 43 and his mother, Maria Felicitas Sturm, was 37. He married Maria Gottliebin Engel on 24 October 1764, in Württemberg, Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Weinsberg, Weinsberg, Württemberg, Germany in 1732. He died on 8 April 1807, at the age of 74.

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Johann Dietrich Lang
Maria Gottliebin Engel
Marriage: 24 October 1764
Friderica Eleonora Johanna Lang
Friedrich Carl Lang
Johann Dietrich Lang
Gottlieb Heinrich Lang
Maria Gottliebin Lang
Carolina Wilhelmina Johanna Lang
Johann Christian Ludwig Lang

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  • Johann Dieterich Lang, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
  • Johann Dieterich Lang, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Joh Dieterich Langen in entry for Joh Dieterich Christian Ziegler, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Swedish (also Lång): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch, and Danish lang ‘long’, Swedish lång. The surname of (Middle High) German origin is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

Hungarian (Láng): from láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively, it may be an indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with fire. This surname is also found in Slovenia, where it is spelled Lang, and in Slovakia, where it is spelled in both ways.

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 郎, an ancient term to refer to one's lover or son: (i) from the placename Lang (郎), the name of a city, the living place of Fei Bo, the grandson of the Duke Yi of Lu (ruler of the state of Lu, reigned 815–807 BC ). Some of his descendants later changed their original surname Fei to Lang (郎). (ii) borne by some families from the state of the South Huns (48–216 AD , located in northern China).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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