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Jenkin Family History

Jenkin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal names Jankin Jenkin and Jonkin pet forms of Jan Jen and Jon + the hypocoristic suffix -kin. In Middle English names in -kin were often used to name the younger of two family members with the same personal name.

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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Where is the Jenkin family from?

You can see how Jenkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Jenkin family living in Alabama. This was about 20% of all the recorded Jenkin's in USA. Alabama and 4 other states had the highest population of Jenkin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jenkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jenkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jenkin. 25% of Jenkin men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Jenkin women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenkin were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Servant
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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