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Origins of the Mekin surname

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About the Mekins

We have a total number of 415 records for people with the last name Mekin.

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Where do most Mekins live?

In 1921, most Mekins lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Mekins

How common is your surname?

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

We have 348 records for the Mekin surname. The oldest one dates back to 1560.

Who were Mekins most likely to marry?



Mc Mekins

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What are the most common Mekin first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Mekins

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

Common Female occupations for Mekins in 1921
House Servant










Common Male occupations for Mekins in 1921
Coal Miner


Ag Labourer




Agricultural Labourer




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