Plain Family History

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Plain Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Plasnes in Eure.

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

Similar surnames: Cain, Main, Plaia, Blain, Hain, Plein, Fain, Pla, Plate, Albin

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Plain Family Origin

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Plain Family Occupations

What did your Plain ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Plain. 27% of Plain men worked as a Cowman and 78% of Plain women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Plain were Shipwright and Bar Service domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cowman
  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Shipwright

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Bar Service domestic Duties

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

Plain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Plain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Plain 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Plain. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Plain. For the veterans among your Plain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Plain Life Expectancy

What is the average Plain lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Plain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Plain in 1956 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Plain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Plain 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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