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Dawkins Name Meaning

English: variant of Dawkin from the Middle English personal name Dawkin a pet form of Daw + the diminutive suffix -kin with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The name mostly denoted ‘little or young Ralph ’ and perhaps occasionally ‘little or young David ’. The -kin suffix may have been used to distinguish a son from a same-named father. Compare Dakin .

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


Similar surnames: Hawkins, Alkins, Matkins, Dopkins, Adkins, Daykin, Haskins, Lamkins

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Where is the Dawkins family from?

You can see how Dawkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dawkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dawkins families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 608 Dawkins families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dawkins's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dawkins families in 1891.
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What did your Dawkins 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 Dawkins. 11% of Dawkins men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Dawkins women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dawkins were Retired and Domestic Duties. .

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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
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Dawkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dawkins 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Dawkins. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Dawkins. For the veterans among your Dawkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dawkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dawkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dawkins in 1941 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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