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Meaning and Origin of: Lansing

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Place name : Lansing, Michigan

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch : patronymic from the personal name Lans (Germanic Lanzo).
  • English : habitational name from Lancing in West Sussex, so named from an Old English personal name Wlanc + -ingas ‘family or followers of’.
  • This was the most frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century. Among others, Gerrit Frederickse Lansing and his wife, Elizabeth Hendrix, came to America with their European-born children during the late 1640s. There is a waterway near Utica, NY called Lansingkill, named for a family with this surname.