Atkin Family History

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Atkin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Atkin, one of the many pet forms of Adam. Compare Scottish Aitken.

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


Similar surnames: Itkin, Askin, Etkin, Atkins, Adkins, Lakin, Arkin, Aitken, Stein

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Atkin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Atkin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Atkin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    63%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • European Jewish

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Atkin Family Origin

Where is the Atkin family from?

Atkin Family Occupations

What did your Atkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Atkin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Atkin's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atkin. A less common occupation for the Atkin family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Atkin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Atkin Historical Records

What Atkin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Atkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atkin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Atkin. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Atkin. For the veterans among your Atkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Atkin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Atkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Atkin in 1944 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Atkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atkin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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