Sunday, 27 December 2015

RAINES -WHTS IN A LAST NAME?

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’
514,359 Historical Documents with Raines on AncestryRaines Family Crest 133,165 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,288 Military Records
3,461 Immigration Records
65,892 Census and Voter List 296,553 Member TreesThe English surname Raines, also found in Scotland, is an habitational name for someone from Rayne in Essex, recorded in Domesday Book as Raines, possibly from an unattested Old English word, hrægene meaning “shelter, or eminence.” The name may also be of Norman origin being an habitational name from Rennes in Brittany. The name is first recorded in Essex in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1657 when Francis Raines emigrated to Barbados. Today there are approximately 20,000 bearers of the name Raine living in the US. - See more at: http://www.heraldicjewelry.com/raines-crest-page.html#sthash.FN2wPJhI.dpuf

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