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Haines Surname Origin
Camden derives the name from Ainulph, and that from Ana, alone, and ulph, Saxon, help, that is one who needs not the assistance of others. Haine, a river in Belgium. Haine, French, signifies malicious, full of hatred. Hain, German, a wood, forest, thicket, grove.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Haines Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Haines family history than the origin of your surname:
A Haines Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738