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Laine Name Meaning

French and West Indian (mainly Haiti) (Laîné): distinguishing epithet from French l'aîné ‘the eldest (son)’ used to identify the older of two bearers of the same name in a family. Altered form (Laîné) of French Lesné which is a cognate of 1 above or perhaps a nickname for a shoemaker from a shortened form of Old French alesne ‘awl’. Compare Laney French: metonymic occupational name for a worker or dealer in wool from laine ‘wool’ (from Latin lana). Compare Lane 7. Finnish: ornamental name from laine ‘wave’. It was adopted in huge numbers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries mainly in southern and southwestern Finland at first to replace Swedish surnames and later on some less well-liked Finnish surnames. It is the prototype of the fashionable nature-related surnames that lack the surname suffix -nen overtaking in popularity the type Virtanen on which they are modelled. Irish (northern): shortened form of Scottish McLean . English: variant of Lane .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lane, Line, Raine, Paine, Lain, Maine, Saine, Caine, Lile, Cain

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Where is the Laine family from?

You can see how Laine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laine families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 139 Laine families living in Channel Islands. This was about 45% of all the recorded Laine's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands had the highest population of Laine families in 1891.
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What did your Laine ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Laine. 50% of Laine men worked as a Bricklayer and 77% of Laine women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laine were Builders Labourer and Teacher In Own School Of Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • Bricklayer
    50%
  • Builders Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Private Means
    10%
  • Dressmaking Fitter
    5%
  • Teacher In Own School Of Unpaid Domestic
    5%
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What is the average Laine lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Laine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Laine in 1944 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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