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Lane Family History

Lane Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, 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.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin’.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Liatháin (see Lehane).Southern French: variant of Laine.Possibly also a variant of Southern French Lande.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

5,605,503 Historical Documents with Lane on Ancestry.co.uk
1,322,309 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
153,064 Military Records
82,662 Immigration Records
1,016,819 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lane Families

  • Number of Lane families
     1,978 - 3,954
     660 - 1,977
     1 - 659
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lane families
     39 - 75
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Lane census records

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Lane Family Origin

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Lane Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Lane Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Lane Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Lane census records

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Military Service by Lane

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