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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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Where is the Parkin family from?

You can see how Parkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parkin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Parkin families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Parkin's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Parkin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parkin. 15% of Parkin men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Parkin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parkin were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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