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French, Dutch, and English: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from an agent derivative of Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’.
French and Dutch: occupational name, with the definite article, for a pack driver, from French âne ‘ass’, ‘donkey’ (Latin asinus).
French and Dutch: nickname for a falconer, from Old French lanier, lenier, a kind of falcon.
French and Dutch: nickname for a lazy, slow, timid, or cowardly person, from Old French lanier, lenier.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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Started by beverly Jane watson Aug 19, 2010.

Need help connecting several Laniers

Started by Claude P Perry II Jul 15, 2009.


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