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Sain Name Meaning

French (Saïn): from Old French saïn ‘grease’, ‘fat’, ‘dripping’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a butcher, especially a pork butcher (charcutier).

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


Similar surnames: Bain, Satin, Saint, Fain, Savin, Main, Chain, Sabin, Dain, Swain

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Where is the Sain family from?

You can see how Sain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sain families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Sain families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sain's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sain families in 1911.
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What did your Sain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sain. .

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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

  • Laborer
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sain. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sain. For the veterans among your Sain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sain lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Sain in 1946 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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