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last name I think its spelled mackinsky or mcakinasky

steveholdem 2 | 3    
13 Dec 2009  #1

can any body please help me in seacrhing for this name it came from 1800s, i think its spelled mackinsky, mcakinasky or anything close would be much apperciated. thanks

vetala - | 383    
13 Dec 2009  #2

It doesn't sound Polish at all, except the 'sky' ending. Are you sure it's not Scottish? I've heard Scots often have 'Mac' or 'Mc' at the beginning of their surnames.

If you're absolutely sure that it's Polish then the closest thing would be 'Makiński' or 'Machiński'.

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Ah, I've looked your other thread and it seems that you're sure it's from Poland. In 1800 Poland was partitioned between Russia, Prussia and Austria and Poles were often opressed by the partitioners. It's possible that your ancestors escaped from being sent to Siberia or something like that.
13 Dec 2009  #3

I think you're looking for mate.
TheOther 5 | 3,334    
13 Dec 2009  #4

There were Scottish settlers in Prussia. Read about them here:
szkotja2007 27 | 1,510    
13 Dec 2009  #5

If some MacKinnons went to Prussia, its feasable the name would be changed to Mackinsky.
kallio - | 1    
13 Dec 2009  #6

My last name is Mackinsky. The spelling the Polish ancestors used was both "Mackinski" and "Machinski" once in the US (1900). I have also found it under "Mochinski" in the census records. I have yet to find anything about them in Poland, so I am not much help there.

My Mackinsky's all settled in the Seattle area
Polonius3 1,016 | 12,530    
13 Dec 2009  #7

What about Mączyński? In Angloland the diacritics would get lost and you'd get Maczynski.
To retain something close to the original pronunciation someone may have replaced the cz with a ch producing Machinski or maybe Mochinski. It would've originated as a toponymic nick from Mączne (Flourton, Mealville).
OP steveholdem 2 | 3    
21 Feb 2010  #8

thank you, after lookig it over the last name could have been noakowski, or mosakowski, born in 1867 stainlous with one of those last names, it's funny when they came over here they used a different name shultz, they came over i guess 1901, it's been a real mystery, in finding out who, what and why, if you have any other info please let me know i've been searching for so long to find out who i am thank you.
csienicki 1 | 7    
26 Apr 2010  #9

My family history sounds awfully familiar to yours...

My lineage starts out with my G-Grandmother Michalina nee Maciejewski (Mah-shi-ef-ski)'s daughter (my G-aunt) Josepha Skzypczak marrying Stephen M Mikolajczak 14 May 1901 and then Stephen Mikolajczak changed his family name to Schultz. I believe they settled in the Jefferson, IL area. Originally, Josepha immigrated with her siblings and parents to the LaSalle/Peru, IL area in 1894 from Poland. Let me know if you think this is a connection...

PS. Sorry about the long delay for a reply to your post; been away from the computer recovering from a back injury.
22 Nov 2016  #10

My name is vi proffitt. My grandmother's maiden name is Machinski or Machenski. Each of her siblings has a different spelling. My Great- Grandfather came to the US before 1926. His name was Stanslaw or Stanley. My Great- Grandmother's last name was Dobsia. Her first name either Mary, Veronica, or even Monica. I am looking for any information. Think he came from Warsa

w through Vienna.

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