Markin surname is thought to derived from name of the village of Machen, located near Caerphilly, in the county of Monmouthshire.
Early Origins of the Markin family
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
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Markin family
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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.
Early Notables of the Markin 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 Markin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Markin family to 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.
Migration of the Markin family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
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
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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