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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

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Hautalas

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Makens.

What are the most common Maken first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Ann

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

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
Dressmaker

8

House Keeper

4

House Servant

4

At Home

3

Cotton Weaver

3

Common Male occupations for Makens in 1921
Carter

6

Cotton Spinner

6

...

5

Bleach Works

4

Coal Miner

4

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