These family names seem to originate in the Eifel region of south west Germany,
in the area north of Trier, to Bitburg and Prüm,
and west to the border with Luxemburg.
Placenames like Niederraden, Daleiden, Grosscampenberg, Outscheid, Sengerich,
Sevenig, Dahnen, Leidenborn, Dasburg, Falkenauel, Karlshausen and Machtemes Mühle
come up in the records. I have located Machtemes and Machtmes family data in Germany, France, Luxemburg,
Canada, the USA and Australia. The purpose of this web page is to allow any
descendant to learn more about their ancestry, and to allow family members to contact
each other. It is my belief, based on research, that the most frequent
occurrence of this
surname is now to be found in America. I will post data I have collected, and I invite any descendants to contact me and
share their data - vital statistics, stories, history, images, documents, web links etc.
I intend to post data for deceased people only, unless permission is granted. Please
contact me with information, comments and suggestions.
I look forward to meeting you online.
Images of Machtemes Mühle
The Immigrants to America
Note the two modern spellings for this surname. Documents from the
18th and 19th centuries show both spellings being used interchangeably.
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