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Raine Name Meaning

English and French: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names formed with ragin ‘counsel’ as the first element (see, for example, Raymond, Reynold). English: from the medieval female personal name Rayne (from Old French reine ‘queen’, Latin regina). English and French: nickname from Old French raine ‘frog’ (Latin rana). Scottish: habitational name from a place called Rayne in Aberdeenshire, so named from an English dialect term meaning ‘strip of land’.

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


Similar surnames: Raines, Maine, Paine, Laine, Reine, Rainey, Rain, Cain, Racine, Caine

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Where is the Raine family from?

You can see how Raine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Raine families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Raine families living in Virginia. This was about 31% of all the recorded Raine's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Raine families in 1840.
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What did your Raine ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raine. 18% of Raine men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Raine women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raine were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Raine. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Raine. For the veterans among your Raine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raine lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Raine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Raine in 1949 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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