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Lanzo Family History

Lanzo Name Meaning

Italian: probably from the old Germanic personal name Lanzo or from a derivative of the occupational name lancere ‘lance maker’, ‘lancer’. Spanish: nickname from lanzo ‘a throw’, a derivative of the verb lanzar ‘to throw’.

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


Similar surnames: Lanza, Sanzo, Lando, Manzo, Lano, Lazo, Lenzo, Banz, Mango, Tango

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Where is the Lanzo family from?

You can see how Lanzo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanzo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lanzo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lanzo family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Lanzo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lanzo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanzo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanzo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lanzo. 46% of Lanzo men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Lanzo women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanzo were Labrador and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    46%
  • Labrador
    12%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Labrador
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    30%
  • New Worker
    30%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 876 immigration records available for the last name Lanzo. 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 Cards

There are 387 military records available for the last name Lanzo. For the veterans among your Lanzo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lanzo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lanzo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lanzo in 1962 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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