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Raynes Family History

Raynes Name Meaning

habitational name from Rayne in Essex or Raines in Derbyshire. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rennes in Normandy.

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


Similar surnames: Raines, Haynes, Rayner, Caines, Ratner, Barnes, Rayer, Mynes, Rhynes

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Where is the Raynes family from?

You can see how Raynes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raynes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Raynes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Raynes families living in Maine. This was about 46% of all the recorded Raynes's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Raynes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raynes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raynes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raynes. 18% of Raynes men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Raynes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raynes 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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Raynes. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Raynes. For the veterans among your Raynes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raynes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Raynes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Raynes in 1955 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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