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Certain Name Meaning

French: nickname from certain ‘certain’, ‘resolute’, a derivative of Old French certise ‘certitude’. English: variant spelling of Sartain, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Curtain, Germain, Sartain, German, Corbin, Jermain, Crain, Partain

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Certain Family Origin

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Certain Family Occupations

What did your Certain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Certain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Certain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Certain family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Certain.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Certain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Certain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Certain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Certain 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 339 immigration records available for the last name Certain. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Certain. For the veterans among your Certain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Certain Life Expectancy

What is the average Certain lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Certain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Certain in 1957 was 45, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Certain ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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