Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
Contact: Mr James Mackman
I have three names registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies: Mackman and its variant, Makeman and Mackmin which is not a variant. I have registered Mackmin as a separate surname.
I also collect all references to the name Mackmain but have not registered it with the Guild as I can find no reference to any living person with the surname "Mackmain".
The earliest reference to Mackman is to be found in the baptism records of St John the Baptist Church, Peterborough where Thomas Mackman's son Nicholas was christened on 13 April 1574. I haven't yet established a link between Thomas and the Common Ancestor, James Makeman, who was christened at Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire on 10 January 1747/8.
James Makeman is the Common Ancestor of over 80% of the Mackmans.
The other branches are descended from
The Taliesin Arlein website shows 395 Mackmans in England and Wales for September 2002.
I have a spreadsheet with a list of the names of the 471 living Mackmans that I know about. The total has hovered around 470s mark for many years.
I have gathered all occurrences of the Mackman surname that I can find from:
I have fallen behind checking the entries in the UK Phone Books mainly because I haven't discovered a new adult English Mackman for years so it hardly seems worth while checking the phone books when I believe that I know who everyone is and how to contact them.
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