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Machen Surname Meaning

English: variant of Mason from the Middle English form machun (derived from Old French machun).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Machon, Machin, Hache, Mammen, Sachen, Marien, Bacher, Vachon, Mathey

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Where is the Machen family from?

You can see how Machen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Machen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Machen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 6 Machen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 46% of all the recorded Machen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Machen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Machen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Machen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Trapper was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Machen. 100% of Machen men worked as a Trapper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Trapper
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Machen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Machen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Machen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Machen. For the veterans among your Machen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Machen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Machen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Machen in 1943 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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