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Firstly the De Laune name can be spelt in many ways, De Laune, Delaune,
Delawne, De Lune, Delawny, Delauney, Del’aune, and many more variations

In search of the origin I have found two possibilities. The first claims that
it is an Irish name stating as follows. ‘Originally appears in Gaelic as
Dubhshlainte. The word dubh means black and Slaine is topographical, it is
Anglicized as Slaney and may refer to the River Slaney. The name was first
found in Leinster, where they were seated from very ancient times possibly
before the Norman Conquest’ There is a River Laune in County Kerry, which
I came across, another possible starting point.

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