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Maine Family History

Maine Name Meaning

English: variant of Main . French: topographic name from Old French maine ‘dwelling residence abode’ or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named.

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

Similar surnames: Mains, Main, Raine, Laine, Mayne, Maines, Manne, Maire, Caine, Marine

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Where is the Maine family from?

You can see how Maine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maine families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Maine families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Maine's in USA. New York had the highest population of Maine families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maine surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maine ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maine. 17% of Maine men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Maine women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maine were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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What Maine family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Maine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maine census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Maine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Maine. For the veterans among your Maine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maine lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Maine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Maine in 1947 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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