Last name: PINE

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PINE : This last name is indexed 43,973 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PINE : 1: English: from Middle English pin(e) (Old English pīn Old French pin) a topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous pine tree or in a pine forest; in some cases it may originally have been a nickname for a tall man one thought to resemble a pine tree.2: English: nickname from Middle English pine ‘pain injury torture punishment infirmity’ referring to someone who suffered from an inflicted pain or punishment.3: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Pin in Calvados or some other French place called from a prominent pine.4: Americanized form of German Peine.5: French: from the feminine form of Pin ‘pine’ a cognate of 1 above. This surname is rare in France; in North America it may thus (also) be an altered form of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname.

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