Dain Family History

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Dain Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English digne, deyne ‘worthy’, ‘honorable’, or alternatively, as Reaney suggests, from Middle English dain(e) ‘haughty’, ‘reserved’ (Burgundian French doigne). English: variant of Dean. English: variant of Dane. French: nickname from Old French dain ‘agile’, ‘nimble’. Jewish: variant of Dayan.

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

Similar surnames: Bain, Main, Hain, Drain, Cain, Dann, Fain, Mann, Dawn, Kain

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Dain Family Origin

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Dain Family Occupations

What did your Dain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dain family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dain. The most common Dain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Dain's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Dain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dain 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dain. 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 Dain. For the veterans among your Dain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dain Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dain in 1952 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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