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Macken Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maicín, Ó Macáin, or Mac Maicín (see Mackin). Dutch: variant of Mack 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Mackin, Mackey, Mackel, Macke, Mackes, Mckean, Morken, Makin, Mickel

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Where is the Macken family from?

You can see how Macken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Macken families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Macken families living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Macken's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Macken families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Macken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Macken ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Student was the top reported job for people in the CA named Macken. .

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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

  • Student
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Macken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macken 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 Macken. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Macken. For the veterans among your Macken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Macken lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Macken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Macken in 1949 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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