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

MacKin Early Origins



The surname MacKin 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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MacKin Spelling Variations


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MacKin Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name MacKin have included Machen, Machin, Machon, Mackon, Makin, Makins, MacMacken and many more.

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MacKin Early History


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MacKin Early History



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

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MacKin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacKin 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 MacKin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacKin In Ireland


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MacKin In Ireland



Some of the MacKin 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



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name MacKin:

MacKin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Margaret Mackin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Phillipina Mackin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729

MacKin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barbara Mackin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Edward MacKin, aged 45, arrived in Tennessee in 1812
  • Owen Mackin, who landed in New York in 1831
  • Henry Mackin, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1833
  • James Mackin, who arrived in Maryland in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacKin (post 1700)



  • James Mackin (1822-1887), American merchant, banker and politician
  • Catherine Patricia "Cassie" Mackin (1939-1982), American television journalist, the first woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast
  • Sean Mackin (b. 1979), American rock musician
  • William J. Mackin, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for borough President of Brooklyn, New York, 1933
  • Pete Mackin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2012
  • Lawrence C. Mackin, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1992
  • James H. Mackin, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Oswego, New York, 1937-53
  • James Mackin, American politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1972-73
  • James Mackin, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 1st District, 1859, 1873-75; New York State Treasurer, 1878-79; Member of New York State Senate 13th District, 1882-83
  • J. C. Mackin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1884
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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MacKin Historic Events


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MacKin Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Ronald W Mackin (b. 1923), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Jersey, Channel Islands, 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. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The MacKin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacKin 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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