Crain Family History

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Crain Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Crehan. English: variant spelling of Crane.

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


Similar surnames: Cain, Drain, Cran, Craine, Craw, Kain, Rain, Draine, Cains, Coran

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Crain Family Origin

Where is the Crain family from?

Crain Family Occupations

What did your Crain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Crain. 44% of Crain men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Crain women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crain were Laborer and Civil Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Farmers Son
    4%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Book Keeper
    10%
  • Civil Servant
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Crain Historical Records

What Crain family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Crain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Crain. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Crain. For the veterans among your Crain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crain Life Expectancy

What is the average Crain lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Crain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Crain in 1940 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crain ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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