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Watkins Family History

Watkins Name Meaning
English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin.

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

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Name Distribution of Watkins Families

  • Number of Watkins families
     471 - 939
     158 - 470
     1 - 157
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Watkins families
     1,089 - 2,175
     364 - 1,088
     1 - 363
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Watkins families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Watkins Family Origin

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Watkins Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Watkins

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Watkins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Watkins Civil War Service Records

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