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The name laney was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The laney family lived in Staffordshire. Their name is derived from the Old English word lanu and literally translates as dweller in the Lane.

laney Early Origins



The surname laney was first found in Staffordshire where the family claim descent from De La Lane as listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
This source continues "a family illustrious in history for the part they took in the preservation of King Charles II. After the battle of Worcester, Col. John Lane, head of the house, received the fugitive Prince at his mansion of Bentley, whence his Majesty was conveyed in disguise by the Colonel's eldest sister, Jane Lane, to her cousin Mrs. Norton's residence in Bristol. This loyal lady received after the Restoration an annual pension of 1,000 for life. Her brother, the cavalier Col. Lane was granted the especial badge of honour, the arms of England (three lions passant guardant on a red field) in a canton for his efforts." The Royal Crown in the crest also bears to the family's recognition as does the family motto which translates as "Guard the King."Bentley Hall [in Bentley, Staffordshire], the ancient manor-house of the Lane family, is distinguished as the residence of Colonel Lane. The Hall is a neat building standing on an eminence." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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laney Spelling Variations


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laney Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Lane, Lawn, Lone, Loan, Lain, Laine and others.

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laney Early History


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laney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laney research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1675, 1630, 1644, 1660, 1662, 1660, 1663, 1663, 1667, 1667, 1675, 1609, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1651, 1626, 1689, 1651 and are included under the topic Early laney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Benjamin Lany (Laney) (1591-1675), an English academic and bishop from Ipswich, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge (1630-1644) and (1660-1662), Bishop of Peterborough (1660-1663) of Lincoln (1663-1667) and of Ely (1667-1675); Colonel John Lane of Bentley (1609-1667), English Member of Parliament for Lichfield, Staffordshire...

Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laney In Ireland


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laney In Ireland



Some of the laney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

laney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Laney landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Olympus
  • Edward Laney, aged 34, a baker, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Mary Laney, aged 31, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • William Laney arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name laney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laney (post 1700)



  • Walter H. Laney, American politician, Mayor of Camden, Arkansas, 1952-55
  • Richard C. Laney, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 28th District, 1954
  • Pete Laney, American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1977-
  • John J. Laney, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Montana State Senate 20th District, 2010
  • James Thomas Laney (b. 1927), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, 1993-96
  • James E. Laney, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 85th District; Elected unopposed 1992, 1994; Elected 1996, 1998; Elected unopposed 2000; Elected 2002, 2004
  • George Kershaw Laney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1916; Member of South Carolina State Senate from Chesterfield County, 1931-42
  • Benjamin Travis Laney (1896-1977), American Democrat politician, Governor of Arkansas, 1945-49; Defeated, 1952; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948
  • Malcolm Laney (1910-1985), American head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team (19441945)
  • Alan Laney (b. 1951), American singer-songwriter and musician
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name laney


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Suggested Readings for the name laney



  • Laney: Lineage and Legacy by Guy B. Funderburk.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Garde le Roy
Motto Translation: Guard the king.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The laney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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