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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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Where is the Mackin family from?

You can see how Mackin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mackin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mackin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Mackin families living in British Columbia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Mackin's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Mackin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mackin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mackin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mackin. 37% of Mackin men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Labourer
    27%
  • Teamster
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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