The Scottish and northern English surname Baine is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac a’ Ghille Bhàin meaning “son of the pale or white-haired lad.” The name in Scotland is first recorded in Aberdeenshire in the 13th Century. The Baine's moved from Aberdeenshire to Inverness where they were sod bearers to the Chiefs of the great Clan Chattan. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1774 when Alexander Baine arrived in Maryland. Today there are approximately 1500 bearers of the surname Baine living in the US.
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