Origins of the McGrain surname

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    In 1921, most McGrains lived in london

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    Common jobs for Mcgrains

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

    Common female occupations for Mcgrains in 1921

    Dress Maker


    Tobacco Spinner


    Factory Worker


    General Servant Domestic




    Common male occupations for Mcgrains in 1921

    General Labourer


    Coal Miner




    Agricultural Labourer




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