German surname search
I am looking for information on the last name Meklune. I was told that my family came from Germany between 90-100 years ago with the last name Meklune. I have not been able to find any information on this name and upon some more qestioning I was told that the name might have been changed upon arrival here in the states
Thier suggestions of what the name might have been before coming here: Macklune, McKlune, Macaloney/Macaloni, Macalone/Macaloney. Unfortunately there isn't any family left for me to gather such information from. I don't really know much except that they are originally from Germany.
If anyone has any information about this name, know someone with the last name or where I might be able to find such information please let me know. I'd really like to find out more about my family name. I have successfully done so on one side of the family, now I'm working in the other. Thanks in advance for all of your help.

This message was edited by the author 5/18/2007, 1:01 PM

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There does seem to be a dearth of information on this name. The only references on the web are to Americans, no Germans. The site I find useful for American versions of European names is www.ancestry.com but but they have no entry for Meklune.
For some reason I keep thinking it has a Baltic appearance, Lithuanian or Latvian or even old Prussian. The nearest I can find is Mikalunas (Lithuanian), denoting descent from someone called Michael.
I don't think the Mac- origin can be dimissed out of hand. The Baltic seaport of Elbing in Prussia - now Elblag in Poland - was founded and populated by Scots merchants and traders. I believe some Scottish surnames survive in altered form. Certainly the Scots name MacLeod survived in Poland as Machlejd.
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There is a river in central California named the MOKELUMNE, but that is american indian.
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