Makinson surname is thought to derived from name of the village of Machen, located near Caerphilly, in the county of Monmouthshire.
Early Origins of the Makinson family
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
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Makinson family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Makinson family (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.
Migration of the Makinson family to 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.
Migration of the Makinson family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- 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