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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lanson

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Alt. Meaning

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for nurturing, to all that need help

S is for serene, your calm time.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lanson

Snooky Lanson was a vocalist. Snooky was given the name Roy Landman on March 27th, 1914. He left this life on July 2nd, 1990.


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Popularity of Lanson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lanson U.S.
  White 79.28% 64.26%
  African American 14.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lanson

People with the last name Lanson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lanson

  • How Popular is the name Lanson? Lanson is the 33,187th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lanson was the 65,244th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lanson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 127 babies born with the first name Lanson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lanson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lanson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lanson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lanson is Thursday, January 16th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Lanson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lanson was in 1996 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Lanson: Your name in reverse order is Nosnal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alsnon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lanson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 304 people with the last name Lanson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lanson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lanson as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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