When Joseph H. Long was born on 24 February 1854, in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio, United States, his father, George Henry Long, was 20 and his mother, Nancy Elisabeth Van Vleet, was 18. He married America Blair on 15 May 1884, in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Delaware Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Mark Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1930, at the age of 76, and was buried in Defiance, Ohio, 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.