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The LAYNE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,084 2537 0.005 48
United States (1880 census) 1,331 4277 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +11753 +1740 +0.002 +21
Other Countries
Australia 32 36233 0.000 2
United Kingdom 296 12847 0.001 6
Top States for LAYNE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,616 537 0.028 284
Virginia 1,486 579 0.021 210
Ohio 1,045 1281 0.009 92
California 801 3757 0.002 24
Kentucky 786 762 0.019 194
Top States for LAYNE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,616 537 0.028 284
West Virginia 421 659 0.023 233
Virginia 1,486 579 0.021 210
Kentucky 786 762 0.019 194
Ohio 1,045 1281 0.009 92

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LAYNE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LAYNE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LAYNE in Tennessee than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LAYNE by picking someone at random in Tennessee than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LAYNE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LAYNE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LAYNE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LAYNE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 233 1.78
Mixed Race 209 1.6
Asian/Pacific 61 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 47 0.36
White (Caucasian) 10,653 81.42
Black/African American 1,880 14.37

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LAYNE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LAYNE in historical publications

LAYNE. A well-known oflicer oi state, in royal and noble houses and courts. There are several distinct families bearing the surname. Aiulfus Camcrarius (the latinized form) was a tenant in chief in co, Dorset, aud probably the Conqueror's own chamberlain. One of his possessions in that county is still called HamprestonChamberlaine. Ellis, Introd. Domesd. The Chamberlaynes of Maugersbury claim from John, count of Tancandlle, whose descendants were hereditary chamberlains to kings Henry I., Stephen, aud Henry II. The office of the canicmrius was to tale charge of the king's camera or treasury, and answered to the treasurer of the household at present. Kelham. Besides Aiulfus above mentioned, at least five other tenants in capite so designated occur in Domesday.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to LAYNE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LAYNE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LAYNE

The following words are slight variants of LAYNE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.