Last name origins & meanings:
- Northern Irish: reduced form of Scottish McLean.
- English: perhaps a variant spelling of Lane.
- Finnish: ornamental name from laine ‘wave’. This is one of
the most common names among those that were derived from words
denoting natural features when hereditary surnames were adopted in
Finland in the beginning of the 20th century. This name is found
chiefly in southern Finland.
- French: metonymic occupational
name for a worker or dealer in wool, from Old French la(i)ne
‘wool’ (Latin lana).
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