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Origins of the Makins surname

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About the Makinses

We have a total number of 3217 records for people with the last name Makins.

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Where do most Makinses live?

In 1921, most Makinses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Makinses

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We have 2,660 records for the Makins surname. The oldest one dates back to 1840.

Who were Makinses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Makins first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Makinses

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

Common Female occupations for Makinses in 1921


House Servant


Living On Own Means


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Makinses in 1921


Farm Labourer


Agricultural Labourer




Farmers Son


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