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Allain Name Meaning

Breton and French: from the Old Breton personal name Alan (Old French Alain); see Allen . In France the personal name is spelled Alain and this is also a less common variant of the surname (see Alain ). English: variant of Allen a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Allan, Allin, Alan, Allard, Allman, Vallin, Albin, Alvin, Allen

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Where is the Allain family from?

You can see how Allain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Allain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Allain families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 489 Allain families living in New Brunswick. This was about 65% of all the recorded Allain's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Allain families in 1911.
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What did your Allain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Allain. 30% of Allain men worked as a Cultivateur and 18% of Allain women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Allain were Laborer and Couturire. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Journalier
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
    18%
  • Servant
    18%
  • Student
    14%
  • Couturire
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Allain. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Allain. For the veterans among your Allain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Allain lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Allain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Allain in 1943 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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