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Mein Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’, for example Meinhardt. German: from a byname from Middle High German mein ‘mean’, ‘nasty’. Scottish: variant of Main.

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

Similar surnames: Main, Wein, Lein, Rein, Nein, Mei, Bein, Meis, Dein, Hein

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Where is the Mein family from?

You can see how Mein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mein families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 4 Mein families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mein's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mein families in 1840.
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What did your Mein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mein. 19% of Mein men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mein women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mein were Farming and Housewife.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Machinist
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
  • Housework
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mein. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mein. For the veterans among your Mein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mein lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mein in 1953 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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