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Baines Surname Meaning

English (northern) and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the places in France called Bains in either Ille-et-Vilaine or Maine-et-Loire from Old French baine ‘bath’. Scottish and northern English: variant of Bain or Bane with excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Barnes, Raines, Gaines, Banes, Brines, Caines, Mains, Bailes, Bines

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Where is the Baines family from?

You can see how Baines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baines families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,512 Baines families living in Lancashire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Baines's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Baines families in 1891.
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What did your Baines ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Baines. 10% of Baines men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Baines women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baines were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Baines. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Baines. For the veterans among your Baines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baines lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Baines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Baines in 1945 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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