Main Family History
Main Name Meaning
Scottish: from a shortened form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus which in Older Scots became Manus and Mane. English and Irish (of Norman origin) and also French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Ma(g)ino Meino from magan ‘strength might’. English (of Norman origin): nickname for a large man from Old French magne maine ‘great big’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the French province of Maine. Compare Mansell English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Mayenne in northern France. Scottish and English: variant of Mains .7: Americanized form of German Mein or Mehn .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press