Filkins Family History

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Filkins Name Meaning

patronymic from the medieval personal name Filkin, a diminutive from a short form of Philip. habitational name from a place so called in Oxfordshire, whose name is probably a tribal derivative (with Old English -ingas ‘people of’) of the Old English personal name Filica (of uncertain origin). Surname forms such as de Filking(es) are found in the surrounding area from the 12th and 13th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Firkins, Alkins, Hipkins, Hopkins, Willing, Wilkin, Tilkens, Folkins

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Filkins Family Origin

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Filkins Family Occupations

What did your Filkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Filkins family was Annuitant. The most common Filkins occupation in the UK was Carman. 12% of Filkins's were Carmans. Carman, Laundress and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Filkins.

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  • Carman

  • Laundress

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Filkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Filkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filkins 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 457 immigration records available for the last name Filkins. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Filkins. For the veterans among your Filkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Filkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Filkins lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Filkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Filkins in 1951 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Filkins 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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