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Raines Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Rayne in Essex, recorded in Domesday Book as Raines, possibly from an unattested Old English word, hrægene ‘shelter’, ‘eminence’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rennes in Brittany. English: patronymic from Raine 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Rayne, cognate with Raine 2 and used as a translation of Hebrew Malka ‘queen’.

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


Similar surnames: Raine, Raynes, Baines, Haynes, Gaines, Caines, Rayner, Rainey, Haimes

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Raines Family Origin

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Raines Family Occupations

What did your Raines ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Fore Lady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Raines. 16% of Raines men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Raines women worked as a Fore Lady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raines were Plasterer and Milliner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Shipwright
    6%
  • Plasterer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Fore Lady
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Income
    12%
  • Milliner
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Raines Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Raines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raines census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Raines. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Raines. For the veterans among your Raines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raines Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Raines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Raines in 1941 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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