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Origin and popularity of the name LORENZ


Lorenz : 1: German Dutch and Spanish: from local forms (German Laurenz Lorenz Dutch Laurens Catalan Llorenç) of the Latin personal name Laurentius (see Lawrence). This surname is also found in Poland Czechia France (Alsace and Lorraine) Sweden and Denmark. Compare Lorance Lorence and Lorentz.2: Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Czech Slovak Croatian and Slovenian Lorenc.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German surname (see 1 above) or adoption the German Christian personal name as a surname. In some families it could be adopted or assigned because of a Jewish personal name having several sounds in common with Lorenz (compare Lazar 1).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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