, which existed from the 9th to the 12th centuries. A common form of surname found in
are those that are derived from nicknames.
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
for a very tall person.
The surname Lian was first found in Lueneburg, in the Dukedom of Brunswick, where this family contributed to the
society. The family became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lian research.Another 178 words (13 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.
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.