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Origins of the Cains surname

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About the Cainses

We have a total number of 4575 records for people with the last name Cains.

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Where do most Cainses live?

In 1921, most Cainses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Cainses

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 3,830 records for the Cains surname. The oldest one dates back to 1831.

Who were Cainses most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Cains first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Cainses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Cainses in 1921




House Servant


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Cainses in 1921
Sailing Master


Coal Miner




General Labourer




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