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Wilkin Family History

Wilkin Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Wilkin, a pet form William. Dutch: from a pet form of Willem (see Wilhelm).

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


Similar surnames: Wilkie, Wilken, Witkin, Elkin, Lipkin, Wilson, Wilkins, Pipkin

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Where is the Wilkin family from?

You can see how Wilkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 40 Wilkin families living in Ohio. This was about 57% of all the recorded Wilkin's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Wilkin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilkin. 23% of Wilkin men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Wilkin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilkin were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Wilkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilkin. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wilkin. For the veterans among your Wilkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilkin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wilkin in 1954 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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