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Hain Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Middle English heghen, a weak plural of hegh, from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. See also Haynes. English: from the Middle English personal name Hain, Heyne. This is derived from the Germanic personal name Hagano, originally a byname meaning ‘hawthorn’. It is found in England before the Conquest, but was popularized by the Normans. In the Danelaw, it may be derived from Old Norse Hagni, Hogni (see Hagan), a Scandinavianized version of the same name. English: nickname for a wretched individual, from Middle English hain(e), heyne ‘wretch’, ‘niggard’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of enclosed pastureland, Middle High German hage(n) (see Hagen 1), hain, or a habitational name from a place named Hain, from this word. German: from the Germanic personal name Hagin, originally a byname from the same element as in 2 above. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish personal name Khaye ‘life’ + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Bain, Main, Hahn, Cain, Han, Rain, Haig, Dain, Haan, Hann

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Hain Family Origin

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Hain Family Occupations

What did your Hain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hain. The most common Hain occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Hain's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Hain family was Farmer.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer


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Hain Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Hain. For the veterans among your Hain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hain Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hain in 1952 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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