Join
Log in  | Not a member? Register or
Welsh tours that most appeal to you?

LOAN members around the world

LOAN points found: 371

LOAN Family History

This name, with variant spellings Loan, Lane, Lain, Layne etc., has three distinct possible origins, the first and most likely being an English topographical name for one resident in a narrow pathway between fences or hedges, later used of any narrow passage including one between houses in a town. The derivation in this instance, is from the Old English pre 7th Century "lanu", (Medieval English "land"), a lane, and early recordings of the surname include: Osbertus in Lane, (Surrey, 1212); Adam Ithelane, (Bedfordshire, 1227), and Nicholas atte Lone, "Worcestershire, 1275), Lane may also have originated as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in wool, from the Old French "la(i)ne", (Latin "lana"), meaning wool, and finally Lane is an Anglicized form of two Gaelic Irish surnames O Laighin, (descendant of Laighean, a byname of the warrior).

The LOAN Family Message Board

Leave a message for LOAN family members.

  • Find your LOAN ancestor
  • Tell us about your LOAN Family
  • Ask a question about the LOAN history
  • Tell us about your LOAN ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Areas of Origin for LOAN

Invite more LOAN family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the LOAN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest