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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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’.

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