Name Meaning for "Lance"
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).
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