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Lantz 1
Type Surname (from location)
Usage German

Meaning & History

Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name Lanzo.
Added 8/26/2006 by anonymous
Edited 5/15/2015 by Beautiful Victory and Frollein Gladys

Lantz 2
Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. LAHNS  [key]
Other Forms FormsLans

Meaning & History

Swedish soldier name meaning "lance".

Soldier names became common in the Swedish military in the 17th and 18th century. The soldiers were required to have a unique surname in order to distinguish them from each other.

The names could be taken from a trait or from military terms (like in this case, lance).
Added 9/22/2011 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 12/22/2014 by Beautiful Victory