Mackin Family History

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Mackin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macáin, Ó Maicín ‘descendant of Maicín’, or Mac Maicín ‘son of Maicín’, a personal name or byname from mac ‘son’, ‘youth’. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Macco (see Mack 2).

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

Similar surnames: Macken, Makin, Markin, Malkin, Larkin, Mack, Mackie, Haskin, Mccoin

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Mackin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mackin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mackin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Mackin Family Origin

Where is the Mackin family from?

Mackin Family Occupations

What did your Mackin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mackin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Mackin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mackin family was Dressmaker. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mackin.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Servant

  • Dressmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mackin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mackin Historical Records

What Mackin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Mackin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mackin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Mackin. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mackin. For the veterans among your Mackin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mackin Life Expectancy

What is the average Mackin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mackin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mackin in 1943 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mackin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mackin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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