Shane

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Origin

  • Northern Irish: shortened form of McShane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seáin ‘son of John’.[1]
  • Americanized spelling of Jewish Schein or Shain.[2]
  • Americanized spelling of German Schön (see Schoen).[3]

References

  1. Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
  2. Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
  3. Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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