When Price Melvin Bain was born on 20 September 1912, in Texas, United States, his father, John William Bain, was 44 and his mother, Eva Belle Fuller, was 39. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ethel Grace Plum. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Bluff Creek Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 3 August 1983, in Albia, Monroe, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Service Chapel Cemetery, Bluff Creek, Monroe, Iowa, United States.
Scottish, Manx, and Irish: nickname for a fair-haired man, from Gaelic bàn, Irish bán ‘white, fair’. This surname is common in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324. It is also found as a shortened form of McBain , from Mac B(h)eathain. As a Manx name (spelled Bane) this may be a shortened form of Manx Macguilley Vane, equivalent to Irish Mac Giolla Bháin ‘son of the fair youth’. Compare Irish Kilbane .
English (northern) and Scottish: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming, friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight, direct’).
English (northern) and Scottish: nickname from northern Middle English bān, bain ‘bone, leg’ (Old English bān, Old Norse bein), perhaps denoting someone with a gammy leg. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.
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