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Adkins Family History

Adkins Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Adkin, a pet form of Adam that was in use particularly in the English Midlands, + patronymic -s. Compare Atkins.

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

Similar surnames: Alkins, Madkins, Addis, Adkinson, Atkins, Edkins, Atkin, Hawkins

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Where is the Adkins family from?

You can see how Adkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adkins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 140 Adkins families living in Virginia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Adkins's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Adkins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adkins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adkins. 20% of Adkins men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Adkins women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adkins were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 216,000 census records available for the last name Adkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adkins 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Adkins. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Adkins. For the veterans among your Adkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Adkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Adkins in 1941 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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