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Makin Family History

Makin Name Meaning

English (northwestern): from the Middle English personal name Maykin a diminutive of May a pet form of Mayhew (see Matthew ). Compare Makinson . English (northwestern): nickname from Middle English maide + diminutive suffix -kin ‘little maid’ perhaps used in a derogatory sense. Irish: variant of Mackin .

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


Similar surnames: Main, Malin, Malkin, Masin, Lakin, Mackin, Mankin, Markin, Larkin

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Where is the Makin family from?

You can see how Makin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Makin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Makin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 20 Makin families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Makin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Makin families in 1911.
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What did your Makin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Makin. 75% of Makin 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
    75%
  • Miner
    25%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Makin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Makin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Makin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Makin. For the veterans among your Makin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Makin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Makin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Makin in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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