Last name: LANCE

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LANCE : This last name is indexed 107,499 times on Geneanet!

Origin 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 Lambert) 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 Lanz and Lenz.

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