Calkins Family History

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Calkins Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Culkin, with English patronymic -s added.

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

Similar surnames: Caulkins, Calkin, Callins, Hawkins, Haskins, Harkins, Alkins, Lamkins

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Calkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Calkins name?

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


  • Sweden


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Calkins Family Origin

Where is the Calkins family from?

Calkins Family Occupations

What did your Calkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Calkins family was Carpenter. The most common Calkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Calkins's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Calkins.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Calkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Calkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calkins 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Calkins. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Calkins. For the veterans among your Calkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Calkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Calkins lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Calkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Calkins in 1942 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Calkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Calkins 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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