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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Delane originally appeared in Gaelic as Dubhshlainte. The word "dubh" means black, and Slaine is topographical; it is Anglicized as Slaney, and may refer to the river Slaney.

Early Origins of the Delane family

The surname Delane was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Delane family

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Delane Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Delaney, Delany, Delane, Delaune, Dalaney and others.

Early Notables of the Delane family

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United States Delane migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Delane, who arrived in Maryland in 1740 1

Australia Delane migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Delane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Delane, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Delane (post 1700) +

  • Solomon Delane (1727-1784), Scottish landscape-painter, born at Edinburgh in 1727, a self-taught artist, who worked entirely from nature 3
  • Denis Delane (d. 1750), Irish actor who "belonged to a good Irish family, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin" 3
  • John Thaddeus Delane (1817-1879), English journalist and editor of the ‘Times,’ was of a family originally Irish and settled in Queen's County 3
  • Keith Delane Wortman (b. 1950), American NFL offensive lineman who played from 1972 to 1981

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1858. Retrieved
  3. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook