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Mcclain Family History

Mcclain Name Meaning
Variant of Scottish or Irish McLean.

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

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183,389 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,431 Military Records
3,009 Immigration Records
108,437 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Mcclain Families

  • Number of Mcclain families
     191 - 379
     64 - 190
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mcclain families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mcclain families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mcclain Family Origin

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Mcclain Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mcclain

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Mcclain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mcclain census records

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Mcclain Civil War Service Records

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