Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish, English, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, and Jewish
(Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from Older Scots, Middle
English, Middle Dutch, Middle German, and Danish lang ‘long’,
- Hungarian: from
láng ‘flame’, hence probably a nickname for a passionate
person, or a man with a fighting spirit. Alternatively it may be an
indirect occupational name for a smith or someone who worked with
- Chinese: from the name of a place called
Lang City in the state of Lu, founded during the Spring and Autumn
period (722–481 bc) by a grandson of the ruler. His
descendants lived there and adopted Lang as their surname.
- Vietnamese (Lãng): unexplained.
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