Shain Name Meaning

patronymic form of Shaia, with the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in. variant spelling of Schein.

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


Similar surnames: Hain, Shein, Swain, Shaia, Cain, Shan, Spain, Shawn, Shaw, Smail

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Shain Family Origin

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Shain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Shain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Shain's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shain. A less common occupation for the Shain family was Laborer.

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Shain Historical Records

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Shain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Shain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Shain in 1950 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shain

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