Jenkin Family History

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Jenkin Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): from the Middle English personal name Jenkin, a pet form of John with the addition of the suffix -kin (of Low German origin).

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

Similar surnames: Henkin, Junkin, Hankin, Jenks, Tonkin, Elkin, Jenning, Jenke, Mankin

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Jenkin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jenkin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jenkin. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Jenkin Family Origin

Where is the Jenkin family from?

Jenkin Family Occupations

What did your Jenkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jenkin family was Keeping House. The most common Jenkin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Jenkin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenkin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Keeping House


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

Jenkin Historical Records

What Jenkin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Jenkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenkin 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenkin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jenkin. For the veterans among your Jenkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jenkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Jenkin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Jenkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Jenkin in 1950 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jenkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jenkin 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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