History of your Surname
Get access to Mlain family records.Start a free trial

Mlain Family History

Mlain Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Main, Blain, Lain, Plain, Klain, Mclain, Hain, Bain, Min, Mann

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Mlain family from?

You can see how Mlain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mlain family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mlain families were found in Scotland in 1851. In 1851 there were 2 Mlain families living in Argyll. This was 100% of all the recorded Mlain's in Scotland. Argyll had the highest population of Mlain families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mlain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mlain ancestors do for a living?

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

What Mlain family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 82 census records available for the last name Mlain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mlain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Mlain

Passenger Lists

There are 6 immigration records available for the last name Mlain. 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.

View all Mlain immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 12 military records available for the last name Mlain. For the veterans among your Mlain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Mlain military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mlain family history

Discover More

What is the average Mlain lifespan?

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Mlain family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial