Maine Family History

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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

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

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Maine Family Origin

Where is the Maine family from?

Maine Family Occupations

What did your Maine ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Maine family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maine. The most common Maine occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Maine's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Maine ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Maine Historical Records

What Maine family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Maine Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maine

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maine ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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