Lain Family History

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Lain Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lane. Reduced form of Scottish and northern Irish McLain(see McLean).

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

Similar surnames: Laine, Bain, Blain, Cain, Lann, Lavin, Main, Lail, Lakin, Lin

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Lain Family Origin

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Lain Family Occupations

What did your Lain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lain. A less common occupation for the Lain family was Keeping House. The most common Lain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Lain's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Lain Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lain Life Expectancy

What is the average Lain lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lain in 1948 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lain 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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