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Makinen Family History

Makinen Name Meaning

Finnish (Mäkinen): ornamental name from mäki ‘hill’ (compare Maki ) + the surname suffix -nen. Adopted primarily by Finns without surnames in the late 19th century (compare Virtanen ). It is the third most common surname in Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Jokinen, Tahtinen, Manninen, Makino, Koskinen, Maline, Maine, Makin

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Where is the Makinen family from?

You can see how Makinen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Makinen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Makinen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Makinen families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Makinen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Makinen families in 1911.
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What did your Makinen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Makinen. 32% of Makinen men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Makinen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Makinen were Manager and Domestic. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Domestic
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Makinen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Makinen 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Makinen. 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 537 military records available for the last name Makinen. For the veterans among your Makinen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Makinen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Makinen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Makinen in 1944 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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