Quain Family History

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Quain Name Meaning

Irish (Cork, Limerick, Waterford): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuáin ‘descendant of Cuán’ (see Coyne).

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


Similar surnames: Quan, Quaid, Quail, Quinn, Brain, Quin, Cain, Quade, Bain, Quann

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Quain Family Origin

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Quain Family Occupations

What did your Quain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Quain family was Engineer E M. Boiler Fireman, Boot Maker and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quain. The most common Quain occupation in the UK was Boiler Fireman. 8% of Quain's were Boiler Firemans.

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  • Boiler Fireman

    8%
  • Boot Maker

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Engineer E M

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Quain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Quain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Quain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quain 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Quain. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Quain. For the veterans among your Quain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quain Life Expectancy

What is the average Quain lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Quain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Quain in 1963 was 67, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quain 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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