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Atkin Family History

Atkin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Atkin (composed of Ade + the diminutive suffix -kin). This is one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam . Compare Scottish Aitken .

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


Similar surnames: Itkin, Askin, Etkin, Atkins, Adkins, Lakin, Arkin, Aitken, Stein

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Where is the Atkin family from?

You can see how Atkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Atkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Atkin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 970 Atkin families living in Yorkshire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Atkin's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Atkin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Atkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Atkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Atkin. 8% of Atkin men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Atkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Atkin were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Horseman On Farm
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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What Atkin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Atkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atkin 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 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Atkin. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Atkin. For the veterans among your Atkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Atkin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Atkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Atkin in 1944 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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