The name ‘Lane’ is of English origin. It is derived from a local name for someone who lived near a lane, originally a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used of any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town. It is used in Ireland as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic ‘O’ Laighin’ in itself a ‘descendent of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘Spear’, ‘Javelin’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Lane’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Robert de la Lane’, from the County of Devon, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Thomas Lane’, who emigrated from England to America in1635, where he settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was the ancestor of a prominent New England family. Today, ‘Lane’ is the ‘170th’ most common surname… Coat of arms: Or, on a ch…
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