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Dain Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English digne, deyne ‘worthy’, ‘honorable’, or alternatively, as Reaney suggests, from Middle English dain(e) ‘haughty’, ‘reserved’ (Burgundian French doigne). English: variant of Dean. English: variant of Dane. French: nickname from Old French dain ‘agile’, ‘nimble’. Jewish: variant of Dayan.

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


Similar surnames: Bain, Main, Hain, Drain, Cain, Dann, Fain, Mann, Dawn, Kain

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Where is the Dain family from?

You can see how Dain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dain families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 49 Dain families living in Cheshire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Dain's in the UK. Cheshire had the highest population of Dain families in 1891.
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What did your Dain ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Medical Practitioner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dain. 87% of Dain women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 1939

  • Medical Practitioner
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    3%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dain 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dain. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dain. For the veterans among your Dain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dain lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dain in 1952 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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