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Rains Name Meaning

English (Kent): variant of Raines .

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

Similar surnames: Dains, Cains, Hains, Rans, Rain, Gains, Bains, Mains, Raines, Fain

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Where is the Rains family from?

You can see how Rains families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rains family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rains families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Rains families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Rains's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rains families in 1911.
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What did your Rains ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Rains. 72% of Rains 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
  • Farming
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Rains. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rains 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rains. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Rains. For the veterans among your Rains ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rains lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rains life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rains in 1946 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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