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Jenkinson Family History

Jenkinson Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from the Middle English personal names Jankin Jenkin or Jonkin (see Jenkin ) + son.

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


Similar surnames: Jenkins, Hankinson, Hodkinson, Jenison, Jennison, Makinson, Dickinson

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Where is the Jenkinson family from?

You can see how Jenkinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jenkinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jenkinson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Jenkinson families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Jenkinson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Jenkinson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jenkinson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jenkinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jenkinson. 18% of Jenkinson men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Jenkinson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jenkinson were Clerk and Weaver. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Weaver
    8%
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Census Records

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Jenkinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenkinson 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenkinson. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Jenkinson. For the veterans among your Jenkinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jenkinson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jenkinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Jenkinson in 1945 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

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