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Crain Name Meaning

Manx: variant of Craine . English: variant of Crane .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cain, Drain, Cran, Craine, Craw, Kain, Rain, Draine, Cains, Coran

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Where is the Crain family from?

You can see how Crain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crain families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Crain families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Crain's in USA. New York had the highest population of Crain families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Crain. 24% of Crain men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Crain women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crain were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Crain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Crain. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Crain. For the veterans among your Crain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crain lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Crain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Crain in 1940 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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