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Where did the Irish layne family come from? What is the Irish layne family crest and coat of arms? When did the layne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the layne family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lane, Laney and others.
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.
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.
Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early layne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- 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
- Thomas Kevin Layne (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Jerry Blake Layne (b. 1958), American Major League Baseball umpire in the National League between 1989 and 1999
- Ivoria Hillis "Tony" Layne (1918-2010), American Major League Baseball third baseman who played from 1941 to 1945
- Cynthia Layne (1963-2015), American contemporary jazz vocalist
- David "Bronco" Layne (b. 1939), former English footballer
- Alfredo Layne (1959-1999), Panamanian professional boxer
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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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