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Hain Surname Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English heghen a weak plural of hay from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’ denoting someone who lived at a farm or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word. See also Haynes . English: from the Middle English personal name Hain Heyne. Like Deyn this may be a rhyming pet form of Reynald (see Reginald ) or other names of Norman origin beginning with Rein- such as Reyner and Rainbert. Alternatively the name may be a variant of Hagan . English: nickname for a wretched individual from Middle English hain(e) heyne hayn ‘wretch niggard’. In some cases however it is possible that this name derives from a spelling (not a pronunciation) of hi(g)ne ‘servant’ (see Hine ) with the inverted spelling -ey- for i. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a small woods copse Middle High German hage(n) (see Hagen ) hain or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word. German: from the ancient 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Hain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hain families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 53 Hain families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Hain's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hain families in 1891.
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What did your Hain ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hain. 43% of Hain men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Hain women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hain were Asphalt Spreader and Cook General. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Asphalt Spreader

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Housewife
  • Cook General
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What is the average Hain lifespan?

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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