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Cain Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain, patronymic from Iain, one of the Gaelic forms of John. This name is found in many other spellings, including McCain, Kean, and McKean. In some cases it may also be a variant of Coyne. English: variant spelling of Cane. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caen in Calvados, France, named with the Gaulish elements catu ‘battle’ + magos ‘field’, ‘plain’. French (Caïn): from the Biblical name Cain (Hebrew Qayin), probably applied as a derogatory nickname for someone who was considered to be treacherous. Spanish (Caín): habitational name from a place called Caín in León.

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


Similar surnames: Bain, Hain, Main, Cann, Fain, Caine, Pan, Cail, Rain, Carlin

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Cain Family Origin

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Cain Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cain family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cain. The most common Cain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Cain's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Cain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cain. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cain. For the veterans among your Cain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cain Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cain in 1940 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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