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The MCBAIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,399 18288 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 73 38679 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +1326 +20391 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 558 2891 0.003 34
United Kingdom 1,574 3599 0.003 34
Top States for MCBAIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 188 12551 0.001 6
Michigan 127 9275 0.001 13
Wisconsin 125 6262 0.002 23
New York 121 14544 0.001 6
Texas 87 16410 0.000 4
Top States for MCBAIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 22 5033 0.003 34
Wisconsin 125 6262 0.002 23
Washington 80 8465 0.001 14
Michigan 127 9275 0.001 13
New Hampshire 15 9456 0.001 12

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called MCBAIN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called MCBAIN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called MCBAIN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a MCBAIN by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of MCBAIN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MCBAIN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the MCBAIN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of MCBAIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 59 4.22
White (Hispanic) 44 3.15
Mixed Race 22 1.57
Asian/Pacific 10 0.71
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.57
White (Caucasian) 1,256 89.78

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the MCBAIN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of MCBAIN in historical publications

The son of Bain. Bean or Ban, white, Donald Bean, Donald the white.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to MCBAIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCBAIN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for MCBAIN

The following words are slight variants of MCBAIN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.