Layne Family History

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Layne Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lane.

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

Similar surnames: Laine, Lane, Mayne, Bayne, Layng, Payne, Hayne, Lyne, Laye, Jayne

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Layne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Layne name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Layne Family Origin

Where is the Layne family from?

Layne Family Occupations

What did your Layne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Layne. A less common occupation for the Layne family was Keeping House. The most common Layne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Layne's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Layne Historical Records

What Layne family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Layne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layne 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Layne. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Layne. For the veterans among your Layne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layne Life Expectancy

What is the average Layne lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Layne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Layne in 1942 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layne 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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