Plain Family History

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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

What did your Plain ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Plain Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Plain Life Expectancy

What is the average Plain lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plain 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.

Famous Plain Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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