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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Laine name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Laine. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Finland


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Laine Family Origin

Where is the Laine family from?

Laine Family Occupations

What did your Laine ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Laine occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Laine's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laine. A less common occupation for the Laine family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Laine ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Laine Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Laine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laine 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 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

What is the average Laine lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laine ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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