Blain Family History
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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