Makinen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Makinen family

The surname Makinen 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.

Early History of the Makinen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Makinen research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1791, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Makinen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Makinen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Makinen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Makinen family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Fredrick Mache, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753; A. Judith Veizhansin Mack, who settled in America in 1766; Friedrich Maken, who arrived in America in 1776.

Contemporary Notables of the name Makinen (post 1700) +

  • Laurel Makinen, American Democrat politician, Chair of Gogebic County Democratic Party, 2003-07 [1]

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Oscar Makinen, Finnish Third Class Passenger from Abo, Turku, Finland who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [2]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Kalle Edvard Makinen Mäkinen (d. 1912), aged 29, Finnish Third Class passenger from Ikaalinen, Pirkanmaa who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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