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Perkins Family History

Perkins Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Perkin, also found throughout mid and south Wales.Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Peer, a Dutch form of Peter.

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

5,355,275 Historical Documents with Perkins on Ancestry.com
1,062,532 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
128,771 Military Records
50,476 Immigration Records
762,579 Census and Voter Lists
3,350,917 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Perkins Families

  • Number of Perkins families
     610 - 1,218
     204 - 609
     1 - 203
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Perkins families
     1,038 - 2,073
     347 - 1,037
     1 - 346
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Perkins families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Perkins Family Origin

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Perkins Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Perkins

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Perkins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Perkins Civil War Service Records

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