My wife is an Anderson, but the name Zane (as a first or middle) keeps popping up in her lineage, and I can't figure out where it ties in.
The first occurance is with Platoff Zane Anderson, b. 1835 in Wood County, West Virginia.He named one son Max Zane Anderson and another Platoff Zane Anderson II.Max Zane's son and grandson also were named Max Zane Anderson.
The parents of the first Platoff Zane Anderson were Michael Staats Anderson and Prudence Elizabeth Pebella White, so I am guessing that the name Zane may have come from the Staats or White family lines.
If anyone sees anything here that might be a clue, please let me know.