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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.

Early Origins of the Delong family

The surname Delong was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family established itself in early times.

One of the first records of the name was Guillaume Longue-Épée (c. 893-942), also known as William Longsword. He was the second ruler of Normandy, from 927 until his assassination in 942 when he was ambushed and killed by followers of Arnulf while at a peace conference to settle their differences. He was son of the Viking Rollo (c.846-930), the first ruler of Normandy.

Early History of the Delong family

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Delong Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Delong is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Delong, DeLong, Delon, Long, Lelong, Longin, Longet, Longuet, Longuay, Longueuil, Longeau, Longueau, Longeaux, Longueaux, Longeaud, Longaud, Longeret, Longueret and many more.

Early Notables of the Delong family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Richard Olivier de Longueuil, a French prelate, who was ordered by the pope to oversee the trial of Jeanne d'Arc, and...
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Delong Ranking

In the United States, the name Delong is the 1,951st most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Delong is ranked the 8,493rd most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [2]

United States Delong migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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. By the same year 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 United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob DeLong, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [3]
  • Joseph Delong, who arrived in Louisiana in 1752
Delong Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan H Delong, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • Daniel Delong, who arrived in America in 1854
  • A. A. Delong, who settled in San Francisco in 1862

Canada Delong migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delong Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Aaron DeLong U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]
  • Mr. Simon DeLong U.E. born in Albany County, USA from Duchess County, USA who settled in Wilmot Township, Annapolis County, Nova Scotiac. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 served Major Thomas Barclay as his Valet, married to Experience Charlton they had 11 children [4]
Delong Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Orna Delong, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Richard Delong, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Comfort Delong, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Coonrad Delong, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Herny, Delong Jr., who arrived in Canada in 1831
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Contemporary Notables of the name Delong (post 1700) +

  • Steven Cyril DeLong (1943-2010), American football defensive lineman
  • Solomon DeLong (1849-1925), American German language writer and journalist
  • Russell Victor DeLong (1901-1981), American Nazarene minister, evangelist, and college president
  • Lieutenant General Michael "Rifle" DeLong, retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General, former Deputy Commander, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • Mahlon R. DeLong, American neurologist and professor at the Medical School of Emory University
  • Keith DeLong (b. 1967), American former NFL linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers from 1989-1993
  • Joe DeLong, American politician, Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates (2000-)
  • George Washington de Long (1844-1881), American Arctic explorer, eponym of the USS DeLong (TB-28), USS DeLong (DD-129), a Wickes-class destroyer, and the USS DeLong (DE-684)
  • Brigadier-General Walter J. DeLong (1898-1969), American Director of Selective Service, Washington (1941-1945) [5]
  • Steven Cyril DeLong (b. 1943), American college and professional football player
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USS Arizona
  • Mr. Frederick Eugene Delong, American Corporal from Ohio, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]

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  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) Walter DeLong. Retrieved from
  6. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook