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Atkinson Family History

Atkinson Name Meaning
Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,182,690 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
77,424 Military Records
71,217 Immigration Records
715,047 Census and Voter Lists
1,617,653 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Atkinson Families

  • Number of Atkinson families
     243 - 483
     82 - 242
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Atkinson families
     5,009 - 10,016
     1,670 - 5,008
     1 - 1,669
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Atkinson families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Atkinson census records

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Atkinson Family Origin

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Atkinson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Atkinson

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Atkinson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Atkinson census records

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Atkinson Civil War Service Records

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