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Layne Family History

Layne Name Meaning

English: variant of Lane .

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


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

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Where is the Layne family from?

You can see how Layne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Layne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Layne families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 61 Layne families living in Lincolnshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Layne's in United Kingdom. Lincolnshire had the highest population of Layne families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Layne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Layne ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Wood Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Layne. 50% of Layne men worked as a Wood Machinist and 92% of Layne women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Layne were Solicitor and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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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

  • Wood Machinist
    50%
  • Solicitor
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    92%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Layne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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