Crain Family History

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Crain Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Crehan. English: variant spelling of Crane.

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


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

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Crain Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Crain name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Crain. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Crain Family Origin

Where is the Crain family from?

Crain Family Occupations

What did your Crain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crain. The most common Crain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Crain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Crain family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Crain Historical Records

What Crain family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Crain Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crain 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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