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Firkins Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): patronymic from Firkin, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of casks and barrels, or a nickname for a stout man or a heavy drinker, from Middle English fer(de)kyn ‘small cask’ (probably from a Middle Dutch diminutive of vierde ‘fourth (part)’; as a measure of capacity a firkin was reckoned as a quarter of a barrel).

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


Similar surnames: Filkins, Hipkins, Burkins, Pinkins, Simkins, Forkin, Picking, Wilkins

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Firkins Family Origin

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Firkins Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Conductor

    6%
  • Engineer

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Conductor and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Firkins. The most common Firkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Firkins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Firkins family was Farming.

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Firkins Life Expectancy

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