Fain Family History

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Fain Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of various places in France, deriving their names mostly from Old French fain ‘swamp’, but Latin fanum ‘temple’ is also a source in some cases. English: variant spelling of Fayne.

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


Similar surnames: Cain, Fail, Main, Faix, Frain, Bain, Hain, Fait, Dain, Sain

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Fain Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fain name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fain. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • European Jewish

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Fain Family Origin

Where is the Fain family from?

Fain Family Occupations

What did your Fain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Iron Founder Unemployed and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fain. A less common occupation for the Fain family was Chair Maker. The most common Fain occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Fain's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Iron Founder Unemployed

    11%
  • Cabinet Maker

    5%
  • Chair Maker

    5%

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

Fain Historical Records

What Fain family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Fain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fain 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fain. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Fain. For the veterans among your Fain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fain Life Expectancy

What is the average Fain lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fain in 1940 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fain 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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