Last name: LANE

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LANE : This last name is indexed 770,273 times on Geneanet!

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LANE : 1: English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane from Middle English Old English lane originally a narrow way between fences or hedges later used to denote any narrow pathway including one between houses in a town.2: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’ a byname meaning ‘spear or javelin’.3: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’ a byname meaning ‘warrior’ formerly Anglicized as O'Loan. See also Lamb.4: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Liatháin (see Lehane).5: Swedish: probably a habitational name from the district Lane in the province of Bohuslän in western Sweden. Compare Lene.6: French: variant of Lasne a nickname for a stubborn man or for an owner of a donkey from Old French asne ‘donkey’ with fused definite article l'.7: Americanized form of French Laine 3.

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