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Makin Name Meaning

Northern English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): pet form (with the Middle English diminutive suffix -kin) of May 2. Northern English: nickname for an effeminate man, from Middle English maid(en) ‘girl’, ‘young woman’ (see Maiden) + the diminutive suffix -kin. It is possible, but unlikely, that it may also have been of more literal application as an occupational name for a female servant. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic name Macco (see Mack 2 and 3).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Main, Malin, Malkin, Masin, Lakin, Mackin, Mankin, Markin, Larkin

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Where is the Makin family from?

You can see how Makin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Makin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Makin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,698 Makin families living in Lancashire. This was about 65% of all the recorded Makin's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Makin families in 1891.
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What did your Makin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Makin. 14% of Makin men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Makin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Makin were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duti.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Makin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Makin. For the veterans among your Makin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Makin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Makin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Makin in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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