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BANE Family History

This interesting surname has a number of possible origins. Firstly, it may be from the Gaelic "ban" meaning white or fair and would have been a nickname for someone with fair hair or a pale complexion. One, Edwin Bayne alias Wuhyte, was recorded in Perth, Scotland in 1623. Secondly, it may derive from the Old English pre 7th Century "ban" meaning bone, which later became "bon" and survived as the nickname "Bones". William Banes, is noted in the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire (1246). Thirdly, it may be from the Old French "bain" meaning bath and would have originated as an occupational surname for an attendant at the public baths.

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Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Bane name can be found in Scotland, but its origin according to DNA is from the north-west coast of the Emerald Island. The Bane story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup A1] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Bane surname origin is from a Northern Ui Neill [R1b-L513] tribe. The Cenél Eoghan and the tribes of Donegal conquered much of Ulster (Derry and Tyrone).

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