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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

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Makinen Historical Records

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Makinen Life Expectancy

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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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