Raines

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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’.
  2. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rennes in Brittany.
  3. English: patronymic from Raine 1.
  4. 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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