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Lenz Family History

Lenz Name Meaning
German: from a personal name, in which two originally distinct names have fallen together: a pet form of the personal name Lorenz, and the Germanic personal name Lanzo, which was originally a short form of any of several compound names with land ‘land’ as the first element, e.g. Lambrecht (see Lambert).German: nickname from Middle High German lenz e ‘spring’ from lang ‘long’, since in this season the days grow longer. The name may also have been bestowed on someone who was born in the spring or who owed rent or service at that time of year, or it may have denoted someone who was of a sunny and spring-like disposition.German: habitational name from any of several places named Lenz.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Lenz ‘spring’ (see 2), one of the class of ornamental names adopted from words denoting the seasons. Compare Summer, Winter, Herbst, Fruhling.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Lenz Families

  • Number of Lenz families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lenz families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lenz families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lenz Family Origin

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Lenz Immigration Information

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Lenz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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