Henry Bain

25 January 1889–
Cramond, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Bain was born on 25 January 1889, in Cramond, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Bain, was 41 and his mother, Jessie Forbes, was 37.

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Family Time Line

James Bain
1848–1902
Jessie Forbes
1852–1921
Agnes Bain
1873–
George Bain
1875–
James Bain
1877–
William Bain
1880–
John Bain
1881–
William Forbes Bain
1883–1899
Alexander Bain
1886–
Henry Bain
1889–
Robert Bain
1891–
Thomas Bain
1893–1894
Thomas Bain
1895–

Parents and Siblings

    James Bain

    Male1848–1902Male

    Female1852–1921Female

siblings

(11)

    Agnes Bain

    Female1873–Female

    Male1875–Male

    James Bain

    Male1877–Male

    Male1880–Male

    John Bain

    Male1881–Male

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World Events (8)

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 1

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1908

Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1924

Age 35

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a fair-haired person, from Gaelic bàn ‘white’, ‘fair’. This is a common name in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324 . It is also found as a reduced form of McBain .2 Northern English: nickname meaning ‘bone’, probably bestowed on an exceptionally tall, lean man, from Old English bān ‘bone’. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.3 Northern English: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming’, ‘friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight’, ‘direct’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Henry Bain in household of James Bain, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Henry Bain in household of James Bain, "Scotland Census, 1901"

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