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

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Maine Family 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 US 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher

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

Maine Historical Records

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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.

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