Chain Name Meaning

French: from Old French chain, a device for catching birds, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a bird-catcher or a hunter. In some cases it may be an American spelling of the French topographic surname Chêne (see Chene).

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


Similar surnames: Chapin, Cain, Hain, Cail, Fain, Haim, Chapp, Chan, Chai, Chia

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Chain Family Origin

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Chain Family Occupations

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

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  • House Wife

    33%
  • Physician & Surgeon

    33%
  • Plate Layer

    33%

In 1881, the most common Chain occupation in the UK was House Wife. 33% of Chain's were House Wifes. A less common occupation for the Chain family was Plate Layer. House Wife and Physician & Surgeon were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Chain.

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Chain Historical Records

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Chain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Chain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chain in 1954 was 51, and 64 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chain

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