Wilkins Family History

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Wilkins Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Wilkin.

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

Similar surnames: Wilkens, Wilkin, Wilking, Filkins, Firkins, Wilken, Wilkinson, Wilkes

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Wilkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilkins name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wilkins. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Wilkins Family Origin

Where is the Wilkins family from?

Wilkins Family Occupations

What did your Wilkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilkins. A less common occupation for the Wilkins family was Farm Laborer. The most common Wilkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Wilkins's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Wilkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 491,000 census records available for the last name Wilkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkins 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilkins. 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 70,000 military records available for the last name Wilkins. For the veterans among your Wilkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilkins lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wilkins in 1940 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilkins 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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