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The Welsh MacHin surname is thought to derived from name of the village of Machen, located near Caerphilly, in the county of Monmouthshire.

MacHin Early Origins



The surname MacHin was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), at Machen, a parish, in the union of Newport, partly in the hundred of Wentlloog, South Wales. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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MacHin Spelling Variations


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MacHin Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name MacHin have included Machen, Machin, Machon, Mackon, Makin, Makins, MacMacken and many more.

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MacHin Early History


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MacHin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacHin research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1614, 1614, 1600 and 1675 are included under the topic Early MacHin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacHin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacHin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Thomas Machen ( c. 1541-1614), an English mercer who was mayor of Gloucester three times, Member of Parliament for Gloucester in 1614; Bathsua Reginald Makin (c.1600-c.1675) English middle-class proto-feminist who...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacHin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacHin In Ireland


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MacHin In Ireland



Some of the MacHin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name MacHin:

MacHin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliza Machin, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John Machin, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Eliz Machin, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • Tho Machin, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Edmond Machin, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

MacHin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Machin, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1806
  • George Machin, aged 23, landed in New York in 1849
  • James Machin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Joseph Machin, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1864

MacHin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H Machin, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacHin (post 1700)



  • Timothy N. Machin, American politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of California from 1863 to 1867
  • Timothy N. Machin, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 12th District, 1862-63; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1863-67
  • Melvyn "Mel" Machin (b. 1945), English former footballer and manager
  • Janine Machin (b. 1978), British radio and TV presenter
  • Alfred George Fysh Machin (b. 1888), British writer on the evolution of societies
  • Ernie Machin (1944-2012), English footballer
  • Arnold Machin OBE, RA, FRBS, (1911-1999), English Master Sculptor, Staffordshire, England
  • Edward Anthony Machin QC,, Hertfordshire
  • George Machin, Governor, Granville College of Further Education, Sheffield, residing in Dundee

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MacHin Historic Events


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MacHin Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John L Machin (b. 1902), English Lieutenant-Commander serving for the Royal Navy from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  11. ...

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