Parkin Family History

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Parkin Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): from the Middle English personal name Perkin, Parkin, a pet form of Peter with the diminutive suffix -kin. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a characteristic phonetic development in Old French and Middle English.)

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

Similar surnames: Larkin, Harkin, Makin, Markin, Perrin, Haskin, Arkin, Pardon, Carlin

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Parkin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parkin name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Parkin Family Origin

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Parkin Family Occupations

What did your Parkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Parkin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Parkin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Parkin family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parkin.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer


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

Parkin Historical Records

What Parkin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 189,000 census records available for the last name Parkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parkin 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Parkin. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Parkin. For the veterans among your Parkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Parkin lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Parkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Parkin in 1940 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parkin 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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