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Hopkins Family History

Hopkins Name Meaning

English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland where the name is also frequent it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.

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


Similar surnames: Hopkin, Hipkins, Dopkins, Hawkins, Hoskins, Tomkins, Corkins, Filkins

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Where is the Hopkins family from?

You can see how Hopkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hopkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hopkins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 451 Hopkins families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hopkins's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hopkins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hopkins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hopkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hopkins. 16% of Hopkins men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Hopkins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hopkins were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 797,000 census records available for the last name Hopkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hopkins 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 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Hopkins. 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 119,000 military records available for the last name Hopkins. For the veterans among your Hopkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hopkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hopkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hopkins in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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