Jain Name Meaning

Indian (chiefly Rajasthan and Gujarat): Jain name from Sanskrit jaina ‘derived from Jina’ or ‘follower of Jina’. Jina, meaning ‘triumphant’, is an epithet for a saint of the Jain religion.

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


Similar surnames: Hain, Bain, Kain, Cain, Jahn, Fain, Main, Rain, Jann, Sain

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Jain Family Origin

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Jain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • Bee Keeper

    17%

In 1880, the most common Jain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 83% of Jain's were Farmers. Farmer and Bee Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jain.

Source: Census data for Jain | Data not to scale

Jain Historical Records

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Jain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Jain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Jain in 1943 was 32, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jain

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