Adkins Family History

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Adkins Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Adkin, a pet form of Adam that was in use particularly in the English Midlands, + patronymic -s. Compare Atkins.

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

Similar surnames: Alkins, Madkins, Addis, Adkinson, Atkins, Edkins, Atkin, Hawkins

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Adkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Adkins name?

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


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Adkins Family Origin

Where is the Adkins family from?

Adkins Family Occupations

What did your Adkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Adkins. The most common Adkins occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Adkins's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Adkins family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Bricklayer


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

Adkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 216,000 census records available for the last name Adkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adkins 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Adkins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 50,000 military records available for the last name Adkins. For the veterans among your Adkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Adkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Adkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Adkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Adkins in 1941 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Adkins 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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