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Origins and History


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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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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Blain Family Tree

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Some Famous People with the surname of Blain

Wikipedia John Angus Rae Blain (born January 4, 1979 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish cricketer.
Wikipedia Philippe Blain (born May 20, 1960 in Montpellier, H?rault) is a retired volleyball player from France.
Wikipedia Georgia Blain (born 1964) is a contemporary Australian novelist, journalist and biographer.