Thain Name Meaning

Scottish: status name for a noble retainer or attendant, Middle English thayn (Old English þegn). In Scotland in the later Middle Ages the term was used to denote someone who held land directly from the king.

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


Similar surnames: Hain, Train, Main, Cain, Hair, Shan, Chain, Trail, Chapin, Thurn

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Thain Family Origin

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Thain Family Occupations

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  • Clerk

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Going To School

    13%
  • Agricul Inf M...

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Thain family was Agricul Inf M.... Clerk, Farmer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thain. The most common Thain occupation in Canada was Clerk. 13% of Thain's were Clerks.

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Thain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Thain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Thain in 1950 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thain

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