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SHANE Family HistoryRecorded as MacShane, McShane, Shan, Shane and Shone, this is an Irish clan surname. It derives from the pre 12th century Gaelic "Mac Seain", translating as "son of John". The name was introduced into Ireland in the 7th century a.d. "John" is the most popular of all the original Hebrew and later Christian given names. Every country in Europe has its examples, and it is estimated that there are over seven hundred spelling forms ranging from the original "Yochanan" though the medieval "Johann", to the patronymic and diminutives such as Johnson or Aujouanet, and the Czech Janvosky.
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