When Delilah Lance was born on 8 August 1845, in Wayne, Ohio, United States, her father, Henry Lance, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth Hoffstatter, was 34. She died on 6 September 1847, in her hometown, at the age of 2, and was buried in Rittman, Wayne, Ohio, United States.
English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Lanzo, originally a short form of various compound names with the first element land ‘land, territory’ (for example, Lambert ), but later used as an independent name. It was introduced to England by the Normans, for whom it was a popular name among the ruling classes, perhaps partly because of association with Old French lance ‘lance, spear’ (see 2 below).
French: metonymic occupational name for a soldier who carried a lance, or a nickname for a skilled fighter, from Old French lance ‘lance, spear’.
Americanized form of German Lanz and Lenz .