Lane (surname)

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Lane is a surname with two separate origins in Britain and Ireland.

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  • From Middle English a topographic name for someone who lived in a lane. Used to denote any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.

Lane is also an Anglicized form, of three Irish Gaelic surnames.

  • Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin'.
  • Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.
  • Ó Liatháin.[1][2]

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