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Mayne Name Meaning

English: variant of Main . English: habitational name from Broadmayne (Dorset). The placename derives from Proto-Welsh main ‘rock stone’. Irish (Tyrone): mainly of Norman origin (see Main ) but in Fermanagh used sometimes to represent McManus . Americanized form of German Mehn . French: variant of Maine .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Maine, Bayne, Mayner, Maune, Rayne, Hayne, Manne, Layne, Sayne, Payne

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Where is the Mayne family from?

You can see how Mayne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayne families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 301 Mayne families living in Devon. This was about 16% of all the recorded Mayne's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Mayne families in 1891.
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What did your Mayne ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mayne. 13% of Mayne men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Mayne women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayne were Private Means and Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Carpenter
  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Mayne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mayne. For the veterans among your Mayne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayne lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mayne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mayne in 1950 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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