Rain Family History

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Rain Name Meaning

English: variant of Raine. German: topographic name from Middle High German rein ‘margin’, ‘boundary’, or a habitational name from a place in Bavaria named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Hain, Bain, Drain, Rann, Cain, Raine, Train, Frain, Raun, Fain

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Rain Family Origin

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Rain Family Occupations

What did your Rain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmers Son and Contractor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rain. The most common Rain occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Rain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rain family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son

  • Contractor

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Rain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rain 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rain. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Rain. For the veterans among your Rain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rain Life Expectancy

What is the average Rain lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Rain in 1961 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rain 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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