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Dains Name Meaning

English (Essex): variant of Dain with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Cains, Hains, Rains, Gains, Mains, Bains, Dain, Draine, Baine, Cain

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Where is the Dains family from?

You can see how Dains families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dains family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dains families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Dains families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Dains's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dains families in 1911.
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What did your Dains ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dains. 26% of Dains men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Dains women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dains were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Dains. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dains 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 411 immigration records available for the last name Dains. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dains. For the veterans among your Dains ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dains lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Dains life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dains in 1959 was 46, and 66 in 2004.

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