Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, pet form of Lancelot or transferred use of the surname; by folk etymology associated with a lance.

Etymologies

The surname is derived from a medieval given name Lanzo, short form of names beginning with the Germanic element land "land". (Wiktionary)

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