Mclain Family History

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Mclain Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of McLean.

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


Similar surnames: Mclaine, Mclin, Mcclain, Mccain, Mckain, Mcwain, Mcmain, Lain

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Mclain Family Origin

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Mclain Family Occupations

What did your Mclain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cashing were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mclain. 19% of Mclain men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Mclain women worked as a Cashing. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mclain were Miner and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Fisherman
    19%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cashing
    25%
  • Nurse
    25%
  • Patient
    25%
  • Servant
    25%

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

Mclain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Mclain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mclain 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 Mclain. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Mclain. For the veterans among your Mclain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mclain Life Expectancy

What is the average Mclain lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mclain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mclain in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mclain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mclain 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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