Popularity of the last name by country

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Origine of last name

LANCE : 1: English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Lanzo originally a short form of various compound names with the first element land ‘land territory’ (for example <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Lambert">Lambert</a>) but later used as an independent name. It was introduced to England by the Normans for whom it was a popular name among the ruling classes perhaps partly because of association with Old French lance ‘lance spear’ (see 2 below).2: French: metonymic occupational name for a soldier who carried a lance or a nickname for a skilled fighter from Old French lance ‘lance spear’.3: Americanized form of German <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Lanz">Lanz</a> and <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Lenz">Lenz</a>.

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