Thain Family History

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Thain Name Meaning

Scottish: status name for a noble retainer or attendant, Middle English thayn (Old English þegn). In Scotland in the later Middle Ages the term was used to denote someone who held land directly from the king.

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

Similar surnames: Hain, Train, Main, Cain, Hair, Shan, Chain, Trail, Chapin, Thurn

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Thain Family Origin

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Thain Family Occupations

What did your Thain ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thain. The most common Thain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Thain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thain family was Conductor Horse R.R..

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Conductor Horse R.R.


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

Thain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Thain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thain 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 Thain. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Thain. For the veterans among your Thain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thain Life Expectancy

What is the average Thain lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Thain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Thain in 1950 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thain 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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