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Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« on: Wednesday 13 September 17 17:30 BST (UK) »
Somebody pointed out that the surname Lane doesn't sound Irish.

The name appeared as the mother of one Ellen Cusack on her 8 Mar 1859 Glanworth and Ballindangan marriage record. Her father was James Cusack, which does sound Irish - I think ?


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 #1 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 17:39 BST (UK) »
1901 census for Lane, RC  http://www.rootschat.com/links/01kpu/

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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 19:26 BST (UK) »
My Lane family came over from Ireland during the 1840's.

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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 19:50 BST (UK) »
https://www.johngrenham.com/

Some info on surnames on this link.


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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 September 17 08:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you. That John Grenham site is a great resource - so it's probably the Cork Ó Liatháins.
(Just realized it's Irish Ancestors, a paying site. But there's still loads of useful information there for free)
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 #5 on: Saturday 16 September 17 12:00 BST (UK) »

Ellen baptised on 29 August 1840 for parents James Cusack and Jane Lane:
http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633882#page/23/mode/1up

Thomas previously baptised for parents with same names on 24 January 1836:
http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633882#page/4/mode/1up

Patrick baptised on 10 September 1843:
http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633882#page/36/mode/1up

Catherine baptised on 11 April 1848:
http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633882#page/53/mode/1up

Mary baptised on 10 March 1851 for parents James Cusack and Joanna? Lane:
http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633882#page/60/mode/1up


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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 September 17 13:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks gaffy. Mary's one we hadn't spotted.
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 #7 on: Sunday 17 September 17 20:31 BST (UK) »
Lanes in Ireland have been around for over 350 years in Ireland see some of the
Hearth Money Rolls 1660’s in
http://www.billmacafee.com
column headings
Record No.  No. in Barony List  County  Barony  Parish  Townland (Modern Spelling)  Townland as spelt in Hearth Money Rolls  Forename as spelt in Hearth Money Rolls  Surname as spelt in Hearth Money Rolls  Surname [Standardised]
17812  1424  Antrim  Massereene Upper  Magheramesk  Trummery  Unnamed  Allex  Leane  Lane
17814  1426  Antrim  Massereene Upper  Magheramesk  Trummery  Unnamed  Mc  O Leane  Lane
13915  306  Antrim  Belfast Upper  Shankill  Town of Belfast  Parish of Belfast  John  Leane  Lane
1950  802  Donegal  Inishowen East  Donagh  Carrowreagh  Carowreagh  Bryan  o'Lane  Lane
4446  2418  L'Derry  Loughinsholin  Artrea  Moneymore  Part of Moneymore town  Elizabeth  Lane  Lane
2697  669  L'Derry  Keenaght  Tamlaght Finlagan  Ballykelly  Ballykelly  Captain Nicholas  Lane  Lane
as to their religious beliefs, remember some irish have changed their denomination probably in as many years

1823-1838 The Tithe Applotment Books 
the distribution of many Lane but not all by any means
17 entries in the Six counties
http://www.irishgenealogyhub.com/
443 Lane entries in the twenty-six counties see http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/
these include
Lane   George   Caherdrinny   Glanworth   Cork   1825
Lane   William   Caherdrinny   Glanworth   Cork   1825
Lane   Patk      Glanworth   Glanworth   Cork   1825
Lane   Michael   Ballindangan Castleterry   Ballydeloughy   Cork   1825

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Re: Surname Lane - Was It A Common Irish RC Name In The Early 1800s?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 September 17 16:51 BST (UK) »
I have distant cousins who were Maclaine and took the Mc Off in the 1700s, probably because they were in a predominantly English area and attempting to assimilate/anglicize. So there are definitely Lanes out there who may have been OLeighin (native Irish) from the south or  MacLane from the north (either settler or gallowglass origin).   I would explore every possibility and not assume anything.
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