Simkins Family History

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Simkins Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): patronymic from Simkin.

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

Similar surnames: Simpkins, Simkin, Firkins, Timmins, Simmons, Simons, Pipkins, Wilkins

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Simkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Simkins name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Simkins Family Origin

Where is the Simkins family from?

Simkins Family Occupations

What did your Simkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Simkins. The most common Simkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Simkins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Simkins family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Simkins Historical Records

What Simkins family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Simkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Simkins 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Simkins. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Simkins. For the veterans among your Simkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Simkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Simkins lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Simkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Simkins in 1949 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Simkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Simkins 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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