Maines Family History

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Maines Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Mains. Catalan (Mainés): variant spelling of Mainers, plural form of Mainer.

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

Similar surnames: Maine, Mains, Baines, Mayner, Manes, Haines, Rainer, Mainer, Gaines

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Maines Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maines name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Maines. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Maines Family Origin

Where is the Maines family from?

Maines Family Occupations

What did your Maines ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Scholar and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maines. A less common occupation for the Maines family was Carriage Maker. The most common Maines occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Maines's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Scholar

  • Blacksmith

  • Carriage Maker


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

Maines Historical Records

What Maines family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Maines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maines 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maines. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Maines. For the veterans among your Maines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maines Life Expectancy

What is the average Maines lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Maines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Maines in 1948 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maines

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maines 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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