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Maine Family History

Maine Name Meaning
French: topographic name from Old French maine ‘dwelling’, ‘residence’, ‘abode’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named.Scottish and English: variant spelling of Main.Catalan (Mainé): variant of Mainer.

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

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62,372 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,644 Military Records
5,052 Immigration Records
34,461 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Maine Families

  • Number of Maine families
     71 - 139
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Maine families
     36 - 70
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Maine families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Maine census records

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Maine Family Origin

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Maine Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Maine

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Maine Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Maine census records

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Maine Civil War Service Records

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