First name origin & meaning:
Place name: Lansing, Michigan
First name variations: Lanseng
Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Lans (Germanic
- 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.
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