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Blain Family History

Blain Name Meaning
Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Bláán, a diminutive of blá ‘yellow’. This was the name of an early Celtic saint.Scottish: shortened form of MacBlain.Scottish and northern English: nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain ‘blister’, ‘pustule’.Variant of Blin, a reduced form of French Belin. Possibly also a reduced form of Abelin, a pet form of Abel.

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

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Name Distribution of Blain Families

  • Number of Blain families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blain families
     91 - 180
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blain families
     60 - 117
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Blain Family Origin

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Blain Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Blain

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Blain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Blain Civil War Service Records

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