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Origins of the Macken surname

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About the Mackens

We have a total number of 3368 records for people with the last name Macken.

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Where do most Mackens live?

In 1921, most Mackens lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Mackens

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,410 records for the Macken surname. The oldest one dates back to 1860.

Who were Mackens most likely to marry?

Mc Mackens

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Kellys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Mackens.

What are the most common Macken first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Macken family members

Common jobs for Mackens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mackens in 1921
Dressmaker

9

Factory Worker

4

Housekeeper

4

Laundress

4

Servant

4

Common Male occupations for Mackens in 1921
Coal Miner

7

General Labourer

6

Clerk

5

Mariner

5

Tailor

4

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