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Mcbain Family History

Mcbain Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac B(h)eathain ‘son of Beathan’ (Irish Beathán) a personal name from a diminutive of beatha ‘life’. It is possibly also a shortened form of Mac Gille Bheathain ‘son of the servant of Beathan’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cain, Mccoin, Mcquain, Mccann, Mccaig, Mcnair, Mcbrien, Mcbean

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Where is the Mcbain family from?

You can see how Mcbain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcbain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcbain families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 46 Mcbain families living in Quebec. This was about 32% of all the recorded Mcbain's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcbain families in 1911.
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What did your Mcbain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcbain. 51% of Mcbain men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Mcbain women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcbain were Farmers Son and Income. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    51%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farmers Son
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Income
    12%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Mcbain lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcbain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Mcbain in 1945 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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