Atkins Family History

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Atkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin.

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

Similar surnames: Atkin, Adkins, Alkins, Watkins, Atkinson, Harkins, Lukins, Matkins

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Atkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Atkins name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Atkins Family Origin

Where is the Atkins family from?

Atkins Family Occupations

What did your Atkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Atkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Atkins's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atkins. A less common occupation for the Atkins family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Atkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 450,000 census records available for the last name Atkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atkins 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Atkins. 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 58,000 military records available for the last name Atkins. For the veterans among your Atkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Atkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Atkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Atkins in 1941 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atkins 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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