Maker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maker family

The surname Maker was 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.

Early History of the Maker family

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Maker Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Maker family (pre 1700)

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Maker Ranking

In the United States, the name Maker is the 12,578th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Maker family to Ireland

Some of the Maker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Maker migration to the United States +

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 [2]
Maker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Maker, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [2]
  • Mathew Maker, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1853 [2]
  • Michael Maker, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1859 [2]

Australia Maker migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Maker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Maker, Irish carpenter who was convicted in Clomnell, Tipperary, Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Castle Forbes" on 28th September 1823, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. John Maker, (b. 1805), aged 28 born in Camelford, Cornwall, UK convicted in Bodmin on 15th October 1833, sentenced for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]
  • Mr. John Maker (b. 1805), aged 28, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 15th October 1833, sentenced for 14 years for theft, transported aboard the ship "Moffatt" on 4th January 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]
  • Mr. John Maker, (b.1811), aged 38, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "Emigrant" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 8th June 1849 [6]
  • Mrs. Hannah Maker, (b.1814), aged 35, Cornish settler from Lifton, Devon, England, UK travelling aboard the ship "Emigrant" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 8th June 1849 [6]
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New Zealand Maker migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Maker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Maker, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 2nd January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/castle-forbes)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf


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