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Where did the Dutch Maken family come from? What is the Dutch Maken family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maken family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maken family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Macki, Mackay, Mackau, Mack, Macke, Machui, Machlen, Mache and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maken research. Another 268 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1791, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Maken History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Maken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maken Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Jone Maken, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • William Maken, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Maken Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Friedrich Maken, who arrived in America in 1776

Maken Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • C. D. Maken, who came to Baltimore in 1820
  • A. M. Maken, who settled in New Orleans in 1845
  • A M Maken, aged 48, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • August Maken, aged 12, landed in New Orleans, La in 1845

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  2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
  5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Maken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maken Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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