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 Family Origin

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Fain Family Occupations

What did your Fain ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aluminium Die Caster and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fain. 4% of Fain men worked as an Aluminium Die Caster and 33% of Fain women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fain were Boot Repairer and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aluminium Die Caster
  • Ammunition Examiner Royal Assist Worker
  • Art Dealer
  • Boot Repairer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Art Jewellery Works
  • Capstan Lathe Hand
  • Cook

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fain Historical Records

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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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