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