Shain Family History

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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

Where is the Shain family from?

Shain Family Occupations

What did your Shain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shain family was Laborer. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Shain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Shain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shain 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shain. 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 Shain. For the veterans among your Shain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shain Life Expectancy

What is the average Shain lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shain 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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