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


Similar surnames: Cane, Laine, Land, Dane, Lake, Lance, Lade, Lace, Kane, Line

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Lane Family Origin

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Lane Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lane family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lane. The most common Lane occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Lane's were Farmers.

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Lane Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Lane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lane in 1941 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lane

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