When George Lemuel Long was born on 26 January 1872, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, his father, Lemuel Long, was 58 and his mother, Adaline Florilla Hunt, was 43. He married Bertha Lucinda Smith on 27 December 1899, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Deer Creek Township, Webster, Iowa, United States for about 70 years. He died on 22 July 1954, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.
English and French: nickname for a tall person, from Old English lang, long, Old French long ‘long, tall’ (equivalent to Latin longus). Compare Dulong and Lelong .
Irish (Ulster and Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Longáin (see Langan ).
German: variant of Lang ‘long’ and, in North America, also an altered form (translation into English) of this.