Gain Family History

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Gain Name Meaning

English: variant of Gaines.

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


Similar surnames: Dain, Rain, Wain, Gin, Lain, Gains, Gail, Cain, Fain, Gavin

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Gain Family Origin

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Gain Family Occupations

What did your Gain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gain. A less common occupation for the Gain family was Blacksmith. The most common Gain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Gain's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Gain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gain 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gain. 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 Gain. For the veterans among your Gain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gain Life Expectancy

What is the average Gain lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gain in 1946 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gain 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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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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