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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
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A Haines Family History Thought:
'In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.' --Alex Haley