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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 1040 people with the Blain surname? In that year Blain was ranked number 2553 for popularity in the UK.|
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"BLAIN, BLANK. These surnames, current in the shires of Ayr and Wigtown, are reduced forms of MACBLAIN, q.v. Patrick Blane was provost of the burgh of Wigtown in 1561 (ER., xrx, p. 178), and John Blain had a charter of the naif of the ten-mark lands of Meikle-Wig in the parish of Whithorn in 1674 (Laing, 2728). Agnes Blain in the parish of Kirkcudbright, 1684 (RPC., 3. ser. rx, p. 573). The name of BLAHAN, presbyter of Linton, East Lothian, who witnessed a charter by Robert, bishop of St. Andrews to the monks of St. Cuthbert at Coldingham (Chalmers, n, p. 541) is perhaps the same. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Did you know that there are currently 1393 people with the Blain surname in the UK? Blain is now ranked number 2774 for popularity in the UK.|
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|John Blain||John Angus Rae Blain (born January 4, 1979 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish cricketer.|
|Philippe Blain||Philippe Blain (born May 20, 1960 in Montpellier, H?rault) is a retired volleyball player from France.|
|Georgia Blain||Georgia Blain (born 1964) is a contemporary Australian novelist, journalist and biographer.|