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Defrain Name Meaning

Altered form of French Dufresne . French: habitational name with fused preposition de ‘from’ for someone from Frain in the Vosges.

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

Similar surnames: Drain, Frain, Fain, Demarais, Fralin, Demain, Verdin, Gervin, Certain

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Where is the Defrain family from?

You can see how Defrain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Defrain family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Defrain families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Defrain family living in Kent. This was about 33% of all the recorded Defrain's in United Kingdom. Kent and 2 other counties had the highest population of Defrain families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Defrain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Defrain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Defrain. 60% of Defrain men worked as a Farming and 100% of Defrain women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farming
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Defrain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Defrain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 104 immigration records available for the last name Defrain. 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 326 military records available for the last name Defrain. For the veterans among your Defrain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Defrain lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Defrain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Defrain in 1959 was 40, and 51 in 2004.

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