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Origins of the Maken surname

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About the Makens

We have a total number of 913 records for people with the last name Maken.

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Where do most Makens live?

In 1921, most Makens lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Makens

How common is your surname?

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

We have 673 records for the Maken surname. The oldest one dates back to 1840.

Who were Makens most likely to marry?

Mc Makens



Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Makens.

What are the most common Maken first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Ann

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Common jobs for Makens

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

Common Female occupations for Makens in 1921


House Keeper


House Servant


At Home


Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Makens in 1921


Cotton Spinner




Bleach Works


Coal Miner


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