7,583 MACKLIN members around the world
Stay informed about MACKLIN Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
MACKLIN Family HistoryThis very interesting surname is of Irish origins. It is from the Gaelic MacMaicin and O' Maicin, which translates as "The son of the youthful one", or "The descendant or grandson of the youthful one". Who this "Youthful one" was is unknown, but the surname occurs in the province of Munster as O'Maken, O'Mackane, and O'Mackine, from as early as the year 1314 in the Justiciary Rolls of the region. However, this name is not confined to Munster as one Leighlin Omakin is mentioned in an official report of 1360 in the province of Connacht, whilst the books known as the Annals of the Four Masters, record the death of Thomas O'Maicin, the bishop of Leyney even earlier in 1265.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous MACKLIN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the MACKLIN tribe
- Find your MACKLIN ancestor
- Tell us about your MACKLIN Family
- Tell us about your MACKLIN ancestors
- Ask a question about the MACKLIN history
- Leave a message for MACKLIN family members
Invite more MACKLIN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MACKLIN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the MACKLIN Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from