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Jenkins Family History

Jenkins Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Jenkin. Jenkins is one of the most common names in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

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

6,007,320 Historical Documents with Jenkins on Ancestry.com
1,635,366 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
183,426 Military Records
116,772 Immigration Records
1,232,036 Census and Voter Lists
2,839,720 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Jenkins Families

  • Number of Jenkins families
     890 - 1,777
     297 - 889
     1 - 296
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jenkins families
     4,975 - 9,947
     1,659 - 4,974
     1 - 1,658
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Jenkins families
     318 - 634
     107 - 317
     1 - 106
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Jenkins census records

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Jenkins Family Origin

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Jenkins Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jenkins

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Jenkins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jenkins census records

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Jenkins Civil War Service Records

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