Name: Thane

Origin and Meaning of the Name Thane

  • Meaning:
    Freeman; feudal lord
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    From the Old English thegn, and maybe originally from the Old Norse meaning "freeman".

    From the Scottish and English noble title for a noble retainer or attendant.
    In Scotland in the later Middle Ages the term was used to denote a freeman who held land directly from the king - a sworn follower.

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