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Fain Family History

Fain Name Meaning
French: habitational name from any of various places in France, deriving their names mostly from Old French fain ‘swamp’, but Latin fanum ‘temple’ is also a source in some cases.English: variant spelling of Fayne.

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

245,249 Historical Documents with Fain on Ancestry.com
42,073 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,411 Military Records
2,529 Immigration Records
26,890 Census and Voter Lists
165,346 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fain Families

  • Number of Fain families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fain families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fain families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fain census records

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Fain Family Origin

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Fain Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fain

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Fain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fain census records

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Fain Civil War Service Records

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