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Alain Surname Meaning

French: variant of Allain .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Albin, Blain, Alwin, Alvin, Allin, Alan, Allain, Lain, Plain, Klain

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Where is the Alain family from?

You can see how Alain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alain families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 607 Alain families living in Quebec. This was about 93% of all the recorded Alain's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Alain families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Alain. 34% of Alain men worked as a Cultivateur and 43% of Alain women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alain were Farmer 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 1921

  • Cultivateur
    34%
  • Journalier
    22%
  • Fils De Cultivateur
    13%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Couturier
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Alain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alain 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 610 immigration records available for the last name Alain. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 319 military records available for the last name Alain. For the veterans among your Alain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alain lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Alain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Alain in 1964 was 58, and 85 in 2003.

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