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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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Where is the Mclain family from?

You can see how Mclain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mclain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mclain families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Mclain families living in Alberta. This was about 37% of all the recorded Mclain's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Mclain families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mclain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mclain ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mclain. 34% of Mclain men worked as a Fisherman.

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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

  • Fisherman
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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