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LANZO

This is a short form of names beginning with the element "land" from the Germanic "lanzo", meaning "land". During the Middle Ages the name was associated to the Old French “lance” (spear, lance). A lance is a pole weapon or spear designed to be used by a mounted warrior. The lance is longer, stouter and heavier than an infantry spear, and unsuited for throwing, or for rapid thrusting.

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