Drain Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dreain ‘descendant of Drean’, a byname possibly from dreán ‘wren’. The name is also found in Scotland. Irish (Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Druacháin (see Drohan). English: from Middle English dreine ‘drain’, ‘ditch’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a ditch digger or a topographic name. English: variant spelling of Drane. French: reduced form of Derain, from Old French dererain ‘last’, hence a nickname for the youngest son of a family. French: habitational name from a place in Maine-et-Loire called Drain.

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

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Drain Family Origin

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Drain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Drain family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drain. The most common Drain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Drain's were Farmers.

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Drain Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Drain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Drain in 1948 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drain

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