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Lance Name Meaning

English: from the 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). French: metonymic name for a soldier who carried a lance, or a nickname for a skilled fighter, from Old French lance.

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


Similar surnames: Lane, Dance, Lande, Hance, Lynch, Lace, Linde, Lake, Lince, Bunce

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Lance Family Origin

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Lance Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lance family was Farming. The most common Lance occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Lance's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lance.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

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Lance Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lance census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lance. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lance. For the veterans among your Lance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lance Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lance in 1951 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lance ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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