Atkinson Family History

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Atkinson Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin.

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

Similar surnames: Watkinson, Adkinson, Atkins, Hankinson, Hawkinson, Allinson

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Atkinson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Atkinson name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Atkinson Family Origin

Where is the Atkinson family from?

Atkinson Family Occupations

What did your Atkinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atkinson. The most common Atkinson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Atkinson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Atkinson family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Atkinson Historical Records

What Atkinson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 810,000 census records available for the last name Atkinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atkinson 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 80,000 immigration records available for the last name Atkinson. 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 87,000 military records available for the last name Atkinson. For the veterans among your Atkinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atkinson Life Expectancy

What is the average Atkinson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Atkinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Atkinson in 1940 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Atkinson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atkinson 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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