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Mwain Family History

Mwain 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, Swain, Wain, Mcwain, Hain, Bain, Min, Mann, Man, Marin

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Where is the Mwain family from?

You can see how Mwain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mwain family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 7 Mwain families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Mwain's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Mwain families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mwain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mwain ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 14 census records available for the last name Mwain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mwain 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mwain. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mwain. For the veterans among your Mwain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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