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Gaines Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap. This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Raines, Baines, Glines, Caines, Garner, Gainey, Maines, Garness

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Gaines Family Origin

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Gaines Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Ship Wright

    17%
  • Tanner

    11%
  • Brakeman

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Ship Wright and Tanner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaines. The most common Gaines occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Gaines's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gaines family was Brakeman.

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