lansing girl

First name origin & meaning:

Place name: Lansing, Michigan

First name variations: Lanseng

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Lans (Germanic Lanzo).
  2. English: habitational name from Lancing in West Sussex, so named from an Old English personal name Wlanc + -ingas ‘family or followers of’.
  3. 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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