Lanz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lanz family

The surname Lanz was first found in Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name Lanz, like many surnames, began as a personal name (before surname usage began). Lanzo means "land" or "nation," which suggests that the name is probably a shortened form of some other name which contains that element.

Early History of the Lanz family

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Lanz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lanzo, Lando, Lantz, Lanze, Lanz, Lantze, Lanzius, Lantzius, Lantsing and many more.

Early Notables of the Lanz family (pre 1700)

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Lanz Ranking

In the United States, the name Lanz is the 15,150th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Lanz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lanz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Lanz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [2]
  • Andreas Lanz, who settled in America in 1770
  • Andreas Lanz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770 [2]
Lanz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaretha Lanz, who arrived in Brazil in 1854-1857 [2]
  • Wilhelm Lanz, who landed in Brazil in 1854-1857 [2]
  • Heinrich Lanz, who arrived in Brazil in 1854-1857 [2]
  • Juliana Lanz, who landed in Brazil in 1854-1857 [2]
  • Konrad Lanz, aged 43, who landed in Brazil in 1857 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lanz migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lanz Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Julianna Lanz, aged 38, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Rafael Lanz, aged 1, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Rosina Lanz, aged 13, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Lanz (post 1700) +

  • David Howard Lanz (b. 1950), American Grammy-nominated New Age pianist
  • Karl Alfred Lanz (1847-1907), German painter and sculptor
  • Markus Lanz (b. 1969), German television presenter
  • Major Albrecht Lanz (1898-1942), German officer, the first Kommandant of Guernsey and Jersey in the Channel Islands in World War II
  • Dr Karl Lanz, German industrialist and wood products manufacturer who co-founded Schütte-Lanz, which manufactured a series of rigid airships from 1909 to 1917
  • Víctor Manuel Méndez Lanz (b. 1952), Mexican politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party
  • José María Lanz y Zaldívar (1764-1839), Spanish-Mexican mathematician and engineer
  • Pedro Luis Díaz Lanz (1926-2008), Cuban Chief of the Revolutionary Air Force of Cuba under Fidel Castro


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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