Last name: MAIN

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MAIN : This last name is indexed 145,361 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MAIN : 1: Scottish: from a shortened form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus which in Older Scots became Manus and Mane.2: English and Irish (of Norman origin) and also French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Ma(g)ino Meino from magan ‘strength might’.3: English (of Norman origin): nickname for a large man from Old French magne maine ‘great big’.4: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the French province of Maine. Compare Mansell 1.5: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Mayenne in northern France.6: Scottish and English: variant of Mains.7: Americanized form of German Mein or Mehn.

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