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The surname layne was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, in the mid 17th century. Most likely from the Gaelic name Ó Dubhshláine, comprised of "dubh" and "slán," meaning black and challenge.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lane, Laney and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layne research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1620, 1683, 1664, 1650 and 1724 are included under the topic Early layne History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early layne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

layne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Layne, who landed in Virginia in 1619
  • Robt Layne, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Robert Layne, who arrived in Virginia in 1648

layne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Edward Layne, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

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  • Cynthia Layne (1963-2015), American contemporary jazz vocalist
  • Ivoria Hillis "Tony" Layne (1918-2010), American Major League Baseball third baseman who played from 1941 to 1945
  • Jerry Blake Layne (b. 1958), American Major League Baseball umpire in the National League between 1989 and 1999
  • Thomas Kevin Layne (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Robert Lawrence "Bobby" Layne (1926-1986), American NFL football quarterback, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968
  • Harvey Layne Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Fayette County, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1972
  • Harry O. Layne, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mason County, 1942, 1948; Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1961
  • Grover C. Layne, American Democrat politician, Chair of Ralls County Democratic Party, 1939-43
  • Geraldine Dyer Layne, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1945-49
  • Carney Milton Layne Jr. (1921-1977), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1951-52

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  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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The layne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The layne 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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