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Akins Name Meaning

English: variant of Atkins .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Aikins, Akin, Akens, Makins, Dains, Agans, Rains, Agins, Lykins

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Where is the Akins family from?

You can see how Akins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Akins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Akins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Akins families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Akins's in USA. New York had the highest population of Akins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Akins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Akins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Akins. 26% of Akins men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Akins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Akins were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Akins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akins census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Akins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Akins. For the veterans among your Akins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Akins lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Akins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Akins in 1944 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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