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Caines Family History

Caines Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Cahaignes in Eure France or Cahaynes in Calvados France both probably named with a Celtic element meaning ‘juniper bush’.

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


Similar surnames: Raines, Clines, Baines, Gaines, Banes, Warnes, Haynes, Mannes, Oines

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Where is the Caines family from?

You can see how Caines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caines families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 112 Caines families living in Dorset. This was about 17% of all the recorded Caines's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Caines families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caines surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caines ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Caines. 11% of Caines men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Caines women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caines were Taxi Driver and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Colliery Hewer
    9%
  • Bricklayer
    9%
  • Taxi Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Caines. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Caines. For the veterans among your Caines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caines lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Caines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Caines in 1948 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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