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Lanza Family History

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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Where is the Lanza family from?

You can see how Lanza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanza family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lanza families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Lanza families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Lanza's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Lanza families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanza ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Lanza. 100% of Lanza men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lanza. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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