Maken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maken family

The surname Maken was 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.

Important Dates for the Maken family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maken research. Another 81 words (6 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Maken Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Maken family (pre 1700)

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Maken migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maken Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jone Maken, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • William Maken, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [1]
Maken Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Friedrich Maken, who arrived in America in 1776
Maken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C. D. Maken, who settled in Baltimore in 1820
  • A. M. Maken, who settled in New Orleans in 1845
  • A M Maken, aged 48, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • August Maken, aged 12, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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