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Subject: Re: Raines
Author: anonyme   (guest)
Date: May 29, 2004 at 9:57 AM
Reply to: Raines by MJ

There are different explanations about the origin of this surname that is rather English. Even among the immigrants in USA
There are Raines coming from Russia and Italy.

Three possible interpretations for the british Raines:
1) From a word coming from local english, the meaning is
"strip of land, boundary".

2) From a word belonging to Durham dialects meaning "rain".

3) From a word coming from the Old French meaning "frog".

This surname is beared in Northern-Est England.

The name is also bearde in Italy but it is very very rare. it only exists in Northern Italy. I don't konw the origin of such a surname.

Messages in this thread:
  • Raines - MJ  May 29 2004, 9:28 AM
    • Re: Raines - anonyme  May 29 2004, 9:57 AM