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Subject: What does it Lean?
Author: Amdy   (guest)
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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