Blain Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Bláán, a diminutive of blá ‘yellow’. This was the name of an early Celtic saint. Scottish: shortened form of MacBlain. Scottish and northern English: nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain ‘blister’, ‘pustule’. Variant of Blin, a reduced form of French Belin. Possibly also a reduced form of Abelin, a pet form of Abel.

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


Similar surnames: Bain, Bean, Main, Brain, Lain, Cain, Blair, Bodin, Hain, Belin

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Blain Family Origin

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Blain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Blain family was Labourer. The most common Blain occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Blain's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blain.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Blain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blain in 1945 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blain

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