, in the mid 17th century. Most likely from the Gaelic name Ó Dubhshláine, comprised of "dubh" and "slán," meaning black and challenge.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Lane, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1651; Ephraim Lane, who came to New Brunswick in 1783; Patrick Henry Lane, who arrived in New York in 1854..