Loane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Loane was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Loane family lived in Staffordshire. Their name is derived from the Old English word lanu and literally translates as dweller in the Lane.

Early Origins of the Loane family

The surname Loane was first found in Staffordshire where the family claim descent from De La Lane as listed in the Roll of Battle Abbey. [1]

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." [1]

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]

Early History of the Loane family

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Loane Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Loane are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Loane include Lane, Lawn, Lone, Loan, Lain, Laine and others.

Early Notables of the Loane family (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 (1661 to 1667), and Royalist colonel who had given refuge to King Charles II at...
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Ireland Migration of the Loane family to Ireland

Some of the Loane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Loane migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Loane, or a variant listed above:

Loane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Loane, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Manuel Loane, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [3]
  • Lizzie Loane, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1899
Loane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elizabeth Loane, aged 26, who landed in America from Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1907
  • Mabele E. Loane, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Minnie Loane, aged 25, who landed in America from Dungarvan, Ireland, in 1909
  • William K. Loane, aged 1, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • James Loane, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Dungarvan, Ireland, in 1910
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Canada Loane migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Edward, William, and Mary J. Loane, who were counted in the 1871 census in Toronto

New Zealand Loane migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Loane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Loane, aged 20, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Loane (post 1700) +

  • Mark Edward Loane AM (b. 1954), Australian former rugby union football player, who played 89 games for Queensland and 28 Tests for the Wallabies
  • Robert Kenneth Loane (1914-2002), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1939 to 1940
  • Rowland Walpole Loane (b. 1844), English merchant and early settler in New South Wales who arrived on his own ship the Union in 1809 with a cargo of goods valued at £20,000
  • Sir Marcus Lawrence Loane (1911-2009), Australian Anglican Archbishop of Sydney from 1966 to 1982 and Primate of Australia from 1978 to 1982
  • Tim Loane, Irish Academy Award nominated actor and writer, known for his work on Teachers (2001), Space Truckers (1996) and Proof (2004)

The Loane 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.

  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.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 9th November 2011). Retrieved from on Facebook