Author Topic: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?  (Read 1110 times)

Offline sallyyorks

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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 29 September 17 17:49 BST (UK) »
The gb surnames site also has it as an 'English' surname. Seems to be most prevalent in the south

http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/

LANER   Unclassified
LANES   English - Other; Regional; East Midlands
LANE      English - Locational Name; Generic Feature; Other
LANEY   English - Locational Name; Settlement Ending; Ney

Great Britain Frequency (1998)   27624   100
Great Britain Frequency (1881)   20544   
Great Britain Rate (1998)   701   
Great Britain Rate (1881)   760   
Northern Ireland   84.06   12.2
Republic of Ireland   91.38   13.3
Australia   885.03   128.9
New Zealand   630.33   91.8
United States   906.86   132.1
Canada   583.45   85.0


Great Britain top area (1881)   Gloucester
Great Britain top area (1998)   Hereford
Great Britain top area index *   318
Great Britain top postal town   Gloucester

Cultural, Ethnic, Linguistic categories of surname - British



Another surname site
http://www.selectsurnames3.com/lane.html

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Offline kob3203

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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 30 September 17 14:06 BST (UK) »
I hadn't realized just how confusing a simple thing like a surname could be !
Thanks to suggestions and links here I get the feeling that in NE Co. Cork the name seems most likely to be Irish, from Ó Laighin/O Leighin. But I'm not ruling anything out yet.
Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)

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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 30 September 17 15:27 BST (UK) »
The Tithe Applotment Books  are well known to be incomplete and selective and yet interesting. I mentioned them previously I don’t know my catholic parishes compared to my civic parishes, but having mentioned them simply before here’s abit more detail ie heres a starting search surely for Jane Lane’s father
GEORGE LANE Caherdrinny  Glanworth  Cork  1825 plot 185  11acres of ploughland
WILLIAM LANE   Caherdrinny  Glanworth  Cork  1825  plot 186  19acres of ploughland
see http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587445/004587445_00260.pdf
PATK LANE  Glanworth  Glanworth  Cork1825 plot 324 1 acre in Broches?quartertown plots see http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587445/004587445_00268.pdf
In 1851 the only homestead left for the Lanes in Glanworth is John Lane living in main Street map ref 35’36 http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/ for a bit more see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glanworth

WILLIAM LANE no plot number 5 acres the townland appears to be subdivided into ‘ShannaBallindangan needs checking, and civil parish is Ballydeloughy 30 years later no lanes in Griffiths Valuation for Ballydelough
see http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587403/004587403_00597.pdf go onto google satelite and down to street scenes
it  looks a lovely place for a holiday
look out for surviving church records good luck onwards
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