|Subject:||What does it Lean?|
|Author:||Amdy (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||September 29, 2004 at 10:41:07 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: What does .... mean? by Anthony|
The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames says:
Lean / Leane: Hugo Macer 1208 (Oxfordshire); Walter Lene 1276 (Yorkshire); John Leane 1317. Old English hlæne "lean, thin" (Latin "macer"). Also from MacLean.
MacLean / Maccleane / Maclaine / Maclane: Lachlan M'Gilleon 1436, Alexander McKlane 1648. Gealic Mac Gille Eoin "Son of the servant of St. John"
I thought this might be of interest.
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