Cain Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain, patronymic from Iain, one of the Gaelic forms of John. This name is found in many other spellings, including McCain, Kean, and McKean. In some cases it may also be a variant of Coyne. English: variant spelling of Cane. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caen in Calvados, France, named with the Gaulish elements catu ‘battle’ + magos ‘field’, ‘plain’. French (Caïn): from the Biblical name Cain (Hebrew Qayin), probably applied as a derogatory nickname for someone who was considered to be treacherous. Spanish (Caín): habitational name from a place called Caín in León.

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


Similar surnames: Bain, Hain, Main, Cann, Fain, Caine, Pan, Cail, Rain, Carlin

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Cain Family Origin

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Cain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Servant

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cain family was Servant. The most common Cain occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Cain's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cain.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Cain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cain in 1940 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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