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Re: were we are from
Posted by: Kelly De Gon Date: September 01, 2001 at 13:17:52
In Reply to: Re: were we are from by Richard Alley of 876

To quote a message by Douglas Layne:
Laine is the modern French spelling for wool.Layne is the old spelling. In the time of Elizageth I, French experts were brought to the Lincolnshire District of England to develop the wool weaving skills of residents in the area, especially around "Lindsey." The workers were called "layne workers" and the the name carried on from that time. Some Laynes came to the U.S. around 1680 and settled in Virginin in the Tidewater area near Jamestown.

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