An English, Scottish, Dutch and German surname the Lang family name comes from Old English terms of â€˜langaâ€™ and â€˜langâ€˜. The name Lang refers to someone who is very tall.
The Lang family name is also found in China and Vietnam.
Spelling variations for Lang include Lange, Layng and Laing.
In England the Lang families began in the Northumberland region. Over the centuries the surname has spread in great numbers to Devon, Somerset, the city of London, Lancashire and Yorkshire. There are also Lang families along the southern coast of Wales.
In Scotland the Lang surname is scattered across the country. The greater numbers of Lang families are found in Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire.
Lang families in the United States primarily live in New York, California, Texas, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
Famous: Patrick Gordon Lang (early aviation pioneer from Australia), Fritz Lang (movie film director), Isaac Lang (poet from Germany), John Lang (19th century novelist from Australia), David Lang (professional football player), Amanda Lang (journalist from Canada), Stephen Lang (movie film and theater actor), Harold Lang (ballet dancer), Hermann Lang (race car driver from Germany), Lang Lang (Chinese pianist) and Lang Zheng (footballer from China).