Machin Family History

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Machin Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Machen. Spanish (Machín): probably a nickname from machín ‘boor’, ‘lout’, often applied to a blacksmith’s apprentice. French: nickname from Old French machin ‘scheming’.

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

Similar surnames: Machen, Machon, Maslin, Maclin, Patchin, Maxin, Chin, Marlin, Machak

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Machin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Machin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Machin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Spain


  • Portugal


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Machin Family Origin

Where is the Machin family from?

Machin Family Occupations

What did your Machin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Machin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Machin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Machin family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Machin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Machin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Machin Historical Records

What Machin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Machin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Machin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Machin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Machin. For the veterans among your Machin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Machin Life Expectancy

What is the average Machin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Machin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Machin in 1955 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Machin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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