Mains Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: topographic name for a dweller at the chief farm (or home farm) on an estate, Scottish mains, or a habitational name from any of the various minor places named with this word (originally a shortened form of domain, later associated with the adjective main ‘principal’). English and Scottish: variant of Main 1–4.

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


Similar surnames: Main, Maine, Bains, Maines, Mais, Mayne, Maino, Magnus, Makin, Fain

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Mains Family Origin

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Mains Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Shoemaker

    5%
  • Ironstone Miner

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Shoemaker and Ironstone Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mains. A less common occupation for the Mains family was Blacksmith. The most common Mains occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Mains's were Coal Miners.

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Mains Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Mains life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mains in 1948 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mains

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