Train Family History

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Train Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, from Middle English trayne, Old French traine ‘guile’, ‘snare’, ‘trap’. topographic name from Middle English atte trewen ‘at the trees’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this phrase, for example Train, Traine, or Trewyn, all in Devon.

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

Similar surnames: Drain, Frain, Bain, Rain, Thain, Trail, Cain, Trim, Brin, Grahn

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Train Family Origin

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Train Family Occupations

What did your Train ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Train family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Train. The most common Train occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Train's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Brick Mason


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

Train Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Train. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Train 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Train. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Train. For the veterans among your Train ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Train Life Expectancy

What is the average Train lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Train life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Train in 1960 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Train

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Train 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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