Parkins Family History

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Parkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Parkin. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.

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

Similar surnames: Perkins, Parkin, Harkins, Alkins, Markin, Perkin, Markins, Larkins

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Parkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Parkins name?

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


  • Benin/Togo


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Parkins Family Origin

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Parkins Family Occupations

What did your Parkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Parkins. The most common Parkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Parkins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Parkins family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Parkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Parkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parkins 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Parkins. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Parkins. For the veterans among your Parkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Parkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Parkins lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Parkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Parkins in 1949 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Parkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Parkins 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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