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

Makinson Early Origins



The surname Makinson 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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Makinson Spelling Variations


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Makinson Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Makinson have included Machen, Machin, Machon, Mackon, Makin, Makins, MacMacken and many more.

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Makinson Early History


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Makinson Early History



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

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Makinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Makinson In Ireland


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Makinson In Ireland



Some of the Makinson 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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Makinson:

Makinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Makinson, who landed in New York in 1801

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Contemporary Notables of the name Makinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Makinson (post 1700)



  • Jessica Makinson, American actress, comedienne, and improviser
  • George Albert Makinson (b. 1886), American politician, U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, 1922-25; Callao-Lima, 1925-29; Birmingham, 1932; U.S. Consul General in Osaka, 1938; Barcelona, 1943
  • David John Makinson (b. 1961), former English cricketer
  • Joseph Makinson (1836-1914), English amateur cricketer and lawyer who played first-class cricket from 1856 to 1873
  • John Makinson CBE, English Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Penguin Group and Chairman of The National Theatre
  • Richard Elliss Bodenham "R.E.B" Makinson (1913-1979), Australian physicist
  • Thomas Makinson (b. 1991), professional English rugby league player
  • David Clement Makinson D.Phil (b. 1941), Australian mathematical logician in London, England

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See Also


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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. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  3. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Makinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Makinson 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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