When Mabel Matkin was born in 1892, in Overseal, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Alfred Matkin, was 31 and her mother, Lizzie White, was 33. She married Harold Southerd in 1917, in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1971, in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.
English (Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire): from the Middle English personal name Matkin, a pet form of Mat (a diminutive of Matthew , see Matt ) + the suffix -kin.
History: The earliest known bearer of this name in North American is Theodore Matkyn, mentioned in the 1702 will of Alice Kennerly, a Quaker, residing in Dorchester County, MD.