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

Markin Early Origins



The surname Markin 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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Markin Spelling Variations


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Markin Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Markin has seen various spelling variations: Machen, Machin, Machon, Mackon, Makin, Makins, MacMacken and many more.

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Markin Early History


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Markin Early History



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

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Markin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Markin In Ireland


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Markin In Ireland



Some of the Markin 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



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Markin:

Markin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Markin, who landed in Maryland in 1713

Markin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Markin, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Edwin H. Markin, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Libe Markin, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Markin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dora Markin, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Southampton, England, in 1907
  • Abe Markin, aged 1, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1907
  • Harriet A. Markin, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Dora Markin, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1914
  • Elisabeth H. Markin, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from The Hague, Holland, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Markin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Markin (post 1700)



  • Dr. Rodney Smith "Rod" Markin M.D., Ph.D (b. 1956), American pioneer and leading authority in laboratory automation
  • Morris Markin (1893-1970), Russian-born, American entrepreneur who founded the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company
  • Murray Markin, former Canadian politician in Ontario
  • Allan P. Markin (b. 1945), Canadian chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Limited, one of the owners of the Calgary Flames

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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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Markin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Markin 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.

This page was last modified on 28 November 2016 at 14:52.

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