Origin of Surname
The surname Lainé refers to the French "l'ainé" meaning the eldest child.
The Guernsey branch was started by Jean Lainé, son Jean, of Normandy who was married in the Vale Church in 1588, and was legally naturalised in 1591. He is believed to be the common ancestor of all islanders who carry this surname.
- Sir Abraham Lainé (1876-1948), member of the Island Government during German Occupation during World War II