Makinen Family History

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Makinen Name Meaning

Finnish (Mäkinen): variant of Mäki (see Maki) + the common surname suffix -nen. For the most part this is a relatively recent ornamental adoption: it was particularly popular during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and is now the fourth most common name in Finland. However, examples of it are found dating back to the 16th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Jokinen, Tahtinen, Manninen, Makino, Koskinen, Maline, Maine, Makin

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Makinen Family Origin

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Makinen Family Occupations

What did your Makinen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Cook daily Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Makinen. 50% of Makinen men worked as a General Labourer and 25% of Makinen women worked as a Cook daily Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Makinen were Public Works Labourer (heavy Wo and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Public Works Labourer (heavy Wo

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Cook daily Domestic
  • Gass Winding (heavy W
  • Nurse Mental Hosp
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Makinen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Makinen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Makinen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Makinen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 537 military records available for the last name Makinen. For the veterans among your Makinen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Makinen Life Expectancy

What is the average Makinen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Makinen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Makinen in 1944 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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