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Origin Of The Surname Laing

Meaning Of The Surname Laing

Tall one

Interesting Facts About Laing

This family name comes from the Old English word ‘lang’ which means both long and tall. It is thought that this name was given to people as a nickname if they were exceptionally tall. There are a few different spellings of this name such as Lang, Long and Longe. The first recorded spelling of this name is of Thomas Laing in 1357 in Scotland.

Laing Statistics

Laing is the number 470 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 20,752 share the surname Laing in the UK.

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