Machan Family History
Machan Name Meaning
Czech (Macháň) and Slovak (also Machán): from a derivative of the personal name Mach . English (Yorkshire): variant of Machen . It is also found in Lanarkshire Scotland. Indian (Kerala): from the personal name Machan found among Christians in southern India. It is derived from the Biblical personal name Thomas (via the intermediate form Thoomachan) with the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022