Baines Family History

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Baines Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: nickname meaning ‘bones’. Compare Bain 2. Scottish: reduced form of McBane, with English patronymic -s. English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ab Einws ‘son of Einws’, a pet form of the personal name Einon (see Eynon). English: from a derivative of Bain.

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

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

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Baines Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Baines name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Baines. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Baines Family Origin

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Baines Family Occupations

What did your Baines ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Baines family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baines. The most common Baines occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Baines's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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Baines Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 119,000 census records available for the last name Baines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baines 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 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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Draft Card

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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Baines Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Baines 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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