Mclain Family History

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Mclain Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of McLean.

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

Similar surnames: Mclaine, Mclin, Mcclain, Mccain, Mckain, Mcwain, Mcmain, Lain

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Mclain Family Origin

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Mclain Family Occupations

What did your Mclain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mclain family was Lab Chemical. Charwoman, Coal Miner and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mclain. The most common Mclain occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 20% of Mclain's were Charwomans.

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  • Charwoman

  • Coal Miner

  • Cooper

  • Lab Chemical


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mclain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mclain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Mclain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mclain 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mclain. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Mclain. For the veterans among your Mclain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mclain Life Expectancy

What is the average Mclain lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mclain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mclain in 1942 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mclain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mclain 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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