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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

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Gaines Family Origin

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Gaines Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Gaines occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Gaines's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gaines family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaines.

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