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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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

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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Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lance

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