Nairn Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the place of this name, east of Inverness, named for the river at whose mouth it stands. The river name is of pre-Celtic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Cain, Bain, Hain, Rain, Main, Naden, Aird, Maire, Gair, Nair

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Nairn Family Origin

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Nairn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Mason

    13%
  • Bank Clerk

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, the most common Nairn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Nairn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nairn family was Carpenter. Farmer, Mason and Bank Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nairn.

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Nairn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Nairn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Nairn in 1940 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nairn

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