Raines Family History

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Raines Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Rayne in Essex, recorded in Domesday Book as Raines, possibly from an unattested Old English word, hrægene ‘shelter’, ‘eminence’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rennes in Brittany. English: patronymic from Raine 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Rayne, cognate with Raine 2 and used as a translation of Hebrew Malka ‘queen’.

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


Similar surnames: Raine, Raynes, Baines, Haynes, Gaines, Caines, Rayner, Rainey, Haimes

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Raines Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Raines name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Raines Family Origin

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Raines Family Occupations

What did your Raines ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Raines occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Raines's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raines. A less common occupation for the Raines family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Raines Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Raines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raines 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Raines. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Raines. For the veterans among your Raines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raines Life Expectancy

What is the average Raines lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Raines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Raines in 1941 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raines

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raines 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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