Deane Surname Origin
(Origin English) Dweller at a Hollow or Valley [Middle English dene, Old English denu]. (Anglo-French-Latin) Dean [Middle English deen, dene, Old French deien; Latin decan-us, a chief of ten]. (Anglo-Scandinavian) = Dane. (Origin Celtic) Keen, Eager, Strong [Gaelic and Irish dian].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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