Laine Family History

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Laine Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced form of Scottish McLean. English: perhaps a variant spelling of Lane. Finnish: ornamental name from laine ‘wave’. This is one of the most common names among those that were derived from words denoting natural features when hereditary surnames were adopted in Finland in the beginning of the 20th century. This name is found chiefly in southern Finland. French: metonymic occupational name for a worker or dealer in wool, from Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’ (Latin lana).

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

Similar surnames: Lane, Line, Raine, Paine, Lain, Maine, Saine, Caine, Lile, Cain

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Laine Family Origin

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Laine Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laine. 19% of Laine men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Laine women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laine were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Waitress

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

Laine Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Laine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Laine. For the veterans among your Laine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laine Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Laine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Laine in 1944 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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