Perkin Family History

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Perkin Name Meaning

English: variant of Parkin. Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Bürgin (see Burgy).

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

Similar surnames: Parkin, Perin, Perkins, Perrin, Gerkin, Perlin, Parkins, Kervin

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Perkin Family Origin

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Perkin Family Occupations

What did your Perkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Perkin family was Farming. The most common Perkin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Perkin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perkin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Perkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Perkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perkin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Perkin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Perkin. For the veterans among your Perkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Perkin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Perkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Perkin in 1960 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perkin 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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