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Drain Family History

Drain Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dreain ‘descendant of Drean’, a byname possibly from dreán ‘wren’. The name is also found in Scotland.Irish (Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Druacháin (see Drohan).English: from Middle English dreine ‘drain’, ‘ditch’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a ditch digger or a topographic name.English: variant spelling of Drane.French: reduced form of Derain, from Old French dererain ‘last’, hence a nickname for the youngest son of a family.French: habitational name from a place in Maine-et-Loire called Drain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Drain Families

  • Number of Drain families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Drain families
     70 - 137
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Drain families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Drain Family Origin

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Drain Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Drain

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Drain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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