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Quain Family History

Quain Name Meaning

Irish (Cork, Limerick, Waterford): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuáin ‘descendant of Cuán’ (see Coyne).

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

Similar surnames: Quan, Quaid, Quail, Quinn, Brain, Quin, Cain, Quade, Bain, Quann

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Where is the Quain family from?

You can see how Quain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quain families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Quain families living in Quebec. This was about 46% of all the recorded Quain's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Quain families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Quain. 50% of Quain men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Navigateur
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Quain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quain 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 985 immigration records available for the last name Quain. 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 693 military records available for the last name Quain. For the veterans among your Quain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quain lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Quain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Quain in 1963 was 67, and 66 in 2003.

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