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Perkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Perkin, also found throughout mid and south Wales. Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Peer, a Dutch form of Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Parkins, Parkin, Perkin, Perrins, Edkins, Perrin, Denkins, Persons

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Perkins Family Origin

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Perkins Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Perkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Perkins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Perkins family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perkins.

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Perkins Historical Records

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Perkins Life Expectancy

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Famous Perkins Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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