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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Maine Family Origin

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Maine Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Source: Census data for Maine | Data not to scale

Maine Historical Records

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Maine Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maine

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