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Ain Family History

Ain Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Hain, An, Yin, Bain, Jin, Min, Main, Qin, Cain, Amin

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Where is the Ain family from?

You can see how Ain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ain families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Ain families living in Yorkshire. This was about 41% of all the recorded Ain's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ain families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ain. 47% of Ain men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Ain women worked as a Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Merchant
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ain 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 717 immigration records available for the last name Ain. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Ain. For the veterans among your Ain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ain lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ain in 1963 was 80, and 92 in 2004.

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