Wednesday, December 3, 2008

About Me - My Last Name

Note - This was originally published on my other site "The Geology P.A.G.E." but due to the content I have moved it here and backdated the post.

I found this online regarding my last name (Lehane) and thought it was pretty cool.

Among the interesting tidbits I ran across is the meaning of the origin of the name, which I got from the website. "Lehane" is a reduced Anglicized form of the Gaelic 'Ó Liáithan', meaning 'a descendant of Liáithan', a personal name from a diminutive of 'liáth' which translates as 'gray'. Therefore 'Ó Liáithan' translates to English as 'a descendant of Gray'. This opens the remote possibility, that the Gray and Lehane family lines share a distant but common ancestry.