Rains Family History

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Rains Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Raines 1 and 2.

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


Similar surnames: Dains, Cains, Hains, Rans, Rain, Gains, Bains, Mains, Raines, Fain

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Rains Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rains name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rains. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    59%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Rains Family Origin

Where is the Rains family from?

Rains Family Occupations

What did your Rains ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rains occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Rains's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rains. A less common occupation for the Rains family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Rains Historical Records

What Rains family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Rains. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rains 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rains. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Rains. For the veterans among your Rains ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rains Life Expectancy

What is the average Rains lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rains life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rains in 1946 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rains

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rains 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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