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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.

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


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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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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
  • William Maken, who landed in Maryland in 1678

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 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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  7. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
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  9. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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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