Mains Family History
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Mains Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: topographic name for a dweller at the chief farm (or home farm) on an estate, Scottish mains, or a habitational name from any of the various minor places named with this word (originally a shortened form of domain, later associated with the adjective main ‘principal’). English and Scottish: variant of Main 1–4.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Main, Maine, Bains, Maines, Mais, Mayne, Maino, Magnus, Makin, Fain