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Okain Family History

Okain 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: Kain, Okin, Hain, Bain, Kan, Main, Kai, Cain, Drain, Spain

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Where is the Okain family from?

You can see how Okain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okain family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Okain families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there were 5 Okain families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Okain's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Okain families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okain. 100% of Okain men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Okain women worked as an Assembler. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Assembler
    50%
  • New Worker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 680 census records available for the last name Okain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okain 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 83 immigration records available for the last name Okain. 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 188 military records available for the last name Okain. For the veterans among your Okain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okain lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Okain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Okain in 1963 was 69, and 80 in 2003.

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