Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin’.
  3. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.
  4. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Liatháin (see Lehane).
  5. Southern French: variant of Laine.
  6. Possibly also a variant of Southern French Lande.

This name appears in the following lists: Cowboys and Cowgirls

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