Lain Family History

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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

What did your Lain ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butchers Assistant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lain. 3% of Lain men worked as a Butchers Assistant and 59% of Lain women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lain were Iron Moulder and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butchers Assistant
  • Dairy Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Iron Moulder

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Domestic Servant
  • Household Duties

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

Lain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Lain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lain 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lain. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lain. For the veterans among your Lain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lain Life Expectancy

What is the average Lain lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lain 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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