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Watkins Family History

Watkins Name Meaning
English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin.

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

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979,359 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
108,903 Military Records
96,737 Immigration Records
662,520 Census and Voter Lists
1,986,516 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Watkins Families

  • Number of Watkins families
     1,089 - 2,175
     364 - 1,088
     1 - 363
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Watkins families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Watkins census records

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Watkins Family Origin

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Watkins Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Watkins Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Watkins Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Watkins census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Watkins ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Watkins

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