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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mack, Mak, Makke, Make and others.

First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maker research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maker History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Maker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Owen Maker, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Maker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Maker, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Mathew Maker, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1853
  • Michael Maker, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1859

Maker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Maker, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879


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  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Maker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maker 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.

This page was last modified on 22 November 2011 at 11:18.

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