A German, French, English and Scandinavian surname, Lange comes from the Old French term ‘l’ange’ which means angel. There is also the French term of ‘lance’ meaning a spear and something long. Variations in spelling Lange include Lancie, Lence and Laence. In England the Lange surname is scattered across the region. Most are concentration in the city of London and surrounding counties and to the north in Lancashire and Yorkshire counties. Within Scotland the Lange surname is in Lanarkshire, Clackmannanshire, Angus, Aberdeenshire and Ayrshire counties. Within the United States the locations for many with the Lange surname include Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and California. Famous: Jessica P. Lange (awarding winning movie film and television actress and a producer), David R. Lange (Prime Minister of New Zealand), Dorothea Lange (known as the best American photographer), Artie Lange (actor and comic), Mike Lange (professional hockey player and known for his sayings called ‘Langeisms’) and Stuart Lange (an English record producer).