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

Makin Early Origins



The surname Makin 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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Makin Spelling Variations


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Makin Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Makin name over the years has been spelled Machen, Machin, Machon, Mackon, Makin, Makins, MacMacken and many more.

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Makin Early History


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Makin Early History



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

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Makin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Makin In Ireland


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Makin In Ireland



Some of the Makin 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



The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Makin:

Makin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Makin settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Makin, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Makin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Makin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • James, John, Peter, and Thomas Makin all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • S H Makin, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1872

Makin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Makin landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Makin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Makin (post 1700)



  • John Holmes Makin (1943-2015), American economist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Lynda Makin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Ellis F. Makin, American politician, First Selectman of Norwalk, Connecticut, 1920-21
  • Kelly Makin, award-winning Canadian television and movie director
  • Norman John Oswald Makin AO (1889-1982), Australian politician

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Makin Historic Events


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Makin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. George  Makin, Canadian resident from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Makin Family Crest Products


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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Makin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Makin 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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