Plain Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Plasnes in Eure.

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


Similar surnames: Cain, Main, Plaia, Blain, Hain, Plein, Fain, Pla, Plate, Albin

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Plain Family Origin

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Plain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Plain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Plain's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Plain. A less common occupation for the Plain family was Carpenter.

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Plain Historical Records

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Plain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Plain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Plain in 1956 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plain

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