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Daines Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia and Essex): variant of Dains .

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

Similar surnames: Raines, Dines, Danes, Baines, Dynes, Warnes, Wailes, Gaines, Dains

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Where is the Daines family from?

You can see how Daines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Daines families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Daines families living in New York. This was about 62% of all the recorded Daines's in USA. New York had the highest population of Daines families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Daines surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Daines ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Daines. 25% of Daines men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Daines women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daines were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Daines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daines 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Daines. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Daines. For the veterans among your Daines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daines lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Daines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Daines in 1960 was 35, and 53 in 2004.

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