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Where did the French Delong family come from? When did the Delong family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Delong family history?

The name Delong belongs to the early history of France, in that much fought over region of Normandy. It is a product of the family's residency at Longueuil, in Normandy.

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One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Delong include Delong, DeLong, Delon, Long, Lelong, Longin, Longet, Longuet, Longuay, Longueuil, Longeau, Longueau, Longeaux, Longueaux, Longeaud, Longaud, Longeret, Longueret and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family established itself in early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delong research. Another 139 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1470, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Delong History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 99 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Delong has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delong were

Delong Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Jacob DeLong, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Joseph Delong, who arrived in Louisiana in 1752

Delong Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Jonathan H Delong, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Daniel Delong, who arrived in America in 1854
  • A. A. Delong, who settled in San Francisco in 1862

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  • George Washington de Long (1844-1881), American Arctic explorer
  • James Bradford DeLong (b. 1960), American professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury in the Clinton Administration
  • Thomas Matthew DeLong (b. 1975), American musician
  • Steven Cyril DeLong (b. 1943), American college and professional football player
  • Brigadier-General Walter J. DeLong (1898-1969), American Director of Selective Service, Washington (1941-1945)
  • Alana DeLong, Canadian politician in Calgary, Alberta, Canada


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