Bains Family History

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Bains Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Sikh name based on that of a Jat tribe. It is believed that Bains was the name of the ancestor of this clan. Scottish and English: variant of Baines.

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

Similar surnames: Mains, Bain, Baines, Cain, Barns, Dains, Rains, Baine, Bins, Hains

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Bains Family Origin

Where is the Bains family from?

Bains Family Occupations

What did your Bains ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bains family was Bricklayer. The most common Bains occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Bains's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bains.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Bains Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Bains. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bains 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bains. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Bains Life Expectancy

What is the average Bains lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bains life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bains in 1960 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bains

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bains 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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