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Atkins Family History

Atkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin.

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


Similar surnames: Atkin, Adkins, Alkins, Watkins, Atkinson, Harkins, Lukins, Matkins

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Where is the Atkins family from?

You can see how Atkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Atkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Atkins families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 2,066 Atkins families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Atkins's in the UK. London had the highest population of Atkins families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Atkins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Atkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Atkins. 7% of Atkins men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Atkins women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Atkins were Gardener and Domestic Servant.

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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
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Gardener
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

There are 450,000 census records available for the last name Atkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atkins 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Atkins. 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 58,000 military records available for the last name Atkins. For the veterans among your Atkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Atkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Atkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Atkins in 1941 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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