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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 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cain. 18% of Cain men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Cain women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cain were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

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Cain Historical Records

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 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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There are 69,000 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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