The name Lelong 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 Lelong family
The surname Lelong 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 Lelong family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lelong research.Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1470, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Lelong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lelong Spelling Variations
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 Lelong 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 Lelong 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lelong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lelong family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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 Lelong 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 Lelong were
Lelong Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Abraham Lelong, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Lelong (post 1700)
- Brigadier-General Pierre-Paul Lelong (1891-1947), French Commanding Officer 1st Free French Brigade (1942) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Pierre-Paul Lelong. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lelong/Pierre-Paul/France.html
- Major-General Albert Lelong (1880-1954), French Military Attaché to London (1936-1940) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Albert Lelong. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lelong/Albert/France.html