Lanza Family History

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Lanza Name Meaning

Italian: from a dialect or old form of Lancia. Italian: from a short form of a personal name formed with the suffix -lanza or -lancia, as for example Francalanza and Giallanza. Spanish: from lanza ‘lance’, either a nickname for a soldier (lancer) or occupational name for a lance maker.

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

Similar surnames: Lanzo, Landa, Leanza, Panza, Danza, Lana, Manz, Maza, Penza, Banz

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Lanza Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lanza name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lanza. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


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Lanza Family Origin

Where is the Lanza family from?

Lanza Family Occupations

What did your Lanza ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lanza occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Lanza's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lanza family was Miner. Farmer, Fruit Dealer and Fruit Exporter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lanza.

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  • Farmer

  • Fruit Dealer

  • Fruit Exporter

  • Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lanza ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lanza Historical Records

What Lanza family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Lanza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanza 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lanza. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lanza. For the veterans among your Lanza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lanza Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanza lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lanza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lanza in 1948 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lanza

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanza 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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