Lain Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lane. Reduced form of Scottish and northern Irish McLain(see McLean).

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


Similar surnames: Laine, Bain, Blain, Cain, Lann, Lavin, Main, Lail, Lakin, Lin

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Lain Family Origin

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Lain Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Bookseller

    3%

In 1881, the most common Lain occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Lain's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Lain family was Bookseller. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lain.

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Lain Historical Records

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Lain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Lain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lain in 1948 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lain

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