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The family name emerged in the old duchy of Saxony, which existed from the 9th to the 12th centuries. A common form of surname found in Lower Saxony are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Lian is derived from the Old German word "lang," which means "long," and it was a nickname for a very tall person.

Lian Early Origins



The surname Lian was first found in Lueneburg, in the Dukedom of Brunswick, where this family contributed to the local society. The family became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

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Lian Spelling Variations


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Lian Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lange, Langer, Lang, Langen and others.

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Lian Early History


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Lian Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lian research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1567, 1184, 1519, 1350, 1733, 1711, 1), , 1764, 1835, 1824, 1828, 1875, 1848 and 1930 are included under the topic Early Lian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lian Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lian Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Samuel Gotthold Lange (1711-81), who was a poet and translator. The knight Karl Heinrich von Lang (1764-1835) was a German historian and private secretary to the Prussian statesman...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lian Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Lang, who was the first of the Langs to arrive in the New World. He came to Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1620. Johann Lange came to St. Christopher in 1635. A number of Langs emigrated to England and/or America in 1709.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lian (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lian (post 1700)



  • Tor Lian (1945-2016), Norwegian sports official, President of the European Handball Federation (2004-2012)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Lian Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lian Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 10:18.

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