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Origins of the Drain surname

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About the Drains

We have a total number of 5996 records for people with the last name Drain.

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Where do most Drains live?

In 1921, most Drains lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Drains

How common is your surname?

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

We have 4,580 records for the Drain surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Drains most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Drains.

What are the most common Drain first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Drain family members

Common jobs for Drains

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

Common Female occupations for Drains in 1921
Domestic Servant

18

General Servant

12

General Servant Domestic

12

Housekeeper

12

Servant

10

Common Male occupations for Drains in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

43

General Labourer

39

Coal Miner

31

Farm Labourer

20

French Polisher

19

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