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Post Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:30 am      Post subject: surname Dylong
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does anyone know anything about the surname Dylong?
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:33 am      Post subject:
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Dylla is a name that could probably arise in other languages, but it definitely can be a Polish name. As of 1990 there were 160 Poles with this name spelled this way, with the vast majority living in the province of Katowice in southcentral Poland. There were also 1227 Dyla's -- Polish tends to avoid doubled consonants, so usually a name with a double consonant is a variant form of the same name with that consonant just once, thus Dylla is probably just an alternate form of Dyla. Dyla is also most common in Katowice province (488), with large numbers also in the provinces of Czestochowa (261), Kalisz (120), and Opole (215) and a few scattered in other provinces. All these provinces are in southcentral and southwestern Poland. The name probably comes from the Slavic root dyl, meaning "something long"; for instance, the word dyl means "deal, beam, rough board," that is, a long, thin piece of wood. There is also a term dyląg meaning "long fellow," and you'd figure most of the time a name like Dyl or Dyla got started as a nickname for a tall, thin fellow.

(note: dyląg sounds like Dylong)

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http://www.polishroots.org/Research/SurnameSearch/DNNArticleArticleView/tabid/353/smid/742/ArticleID/165/reftab/351/Default.aspx

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http://www.polishroots.org/Research/SurnameSearch/SurnameOrigins/tabid/117/Default.aspx
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