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Hain Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Middle English heghen, a weak plural of hegh, from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. See also Haynes. English: from the Middle English personal name Hain, Heyne. This is derived from the Germanic personal name Hagano, originally a byname meaning ‘hawthorn’. It is found in England before the Conquest, but was popularized by the Normans. In the Danelaw, it may be derived from Old Norse Hagni, Hogni (see Hagan), a Scandinavianized version of the same name. English: nickname for a wretched individual, from Middle English hain(e), heyne ‘wretch’, ‘niggard’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of enclosed pastureland, Middle High German hage(n) (see Hagen 1), hain, or a habitational name from a place named Hain, from this word. German: from the Germanic personal name Hagin, originally a byname from the same element as in 2 above. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish personal name Khaye ‘life’ + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Bain, Main, Hahn, Cain, Han, Rain, Haig, Dain, Haan, Hann

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You can see how Hain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hain families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Hain families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Hain's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hain families in 1840.
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What did your Hain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hain. 16% of Hain men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hain women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hain were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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What is the average Hain lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hain in 1952 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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