There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Linane originally appeared in Gaelic as O Leannain, which is possibly derived from the word leann, which denotes a cloak. Another possible derivation is from the word leanan, which means paramour.
Early Origins of the Linane family
The surname Linane was first found in County Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Linane family
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Linane Spelling Variations
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations
. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Linane revealed many variations, including Lennon, Lannin, Lannon, Linnane, O'Lennon, Lennane, Leonard, MacAlinion, O'Lennan and many more.
Early Notables of the Linane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Linane family to the New World and Oceana
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families
for the distant shores of North America and Australia
. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England
. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence
. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland
at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Linane family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Linane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Linane, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1892
Linane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas F. Linane, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1906
- Kate Linane, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Kenoava, Ireland, in 1908
- Thomas Linane, aged 19, who settled in America from Doneraile, Ireland, in 1910
- Margaret Linane, aged 19, who landed in America from Charleville, Ireland, in 1912
- Timothy Linane, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Doaeraile, Ireland, in 1913
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Linane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Michael Linane, aged 1 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 40)
Linane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Linane, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
- Margaret Linane, aged 27, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
Contemporary Notables of the name Linane (post 1700)
- Tom Linane, American actor who appeared on Gome Pyle U.S.M.C. (1966)
The Linane 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: Prisco stirpe hibernico
Motto Translation: Of an ancient Irish stock
Linane Family Crest Products
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 40)