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Dockins Family History

Dockins Name Meaning

Irish: of uncertain derivation; perhaps a variant of the English family name Dockings, a habitational name from Docking in Norfolk, named in Old English as ‘place where docks (Old English docce) grow’.

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


Similar surnames: Hocking, Hopkins, Dopkins, Dowling, Hoskins, Dollins, Dinkins

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Where is the Dockins family from?

You can see how Dockins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dockins family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dockins families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Dockins families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dockins's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Dockins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dockins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dockins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dockins. 43% of Dockins men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Dockins women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dockins were Farm Labor and Waitress.

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Labor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Laundress
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dockins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dockins 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 85 immigration records available for the last name Dockins. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dockins. For the veterans among your Dockins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dockins lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dockins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dockins in 1944 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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