Who held the record for the longest personal name ever used?
Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff was born in Bergedorf (now part of Hamburg), Germany, and later emigrated to the United States, settling in Philadelphia. His birth date has been given as February 29, 1904, but he was also reported to be age 47 in a 1964 wire story. He became a typesetter, "logically enough", according to Bennett Cerf. He is also known to have been a member of the American Name Society for a while, and claimed to have been drafted into the American Army in 1942.
Hubert was born in Germany in 1904 and later settled in Philadelphia. We know, you're reading that name and thinking, "That's long, but it's not that long." Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff is actually the shortened form of his name. His full name was: Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberger-