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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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Where is the Train family from?

You can see how Train families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Train family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Train families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Train families living in Massachusetts. This was about 37% of all the recorded Train's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Train families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Train surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Train ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Train. 25% of Train men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Train women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Train were Proprietor and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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