Firkins Family History
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Firkins Name Meaning
English (West Midlands): patronymic from Firkin, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of casks and barrels, or a nickname for a stout man or a heavy drinker, from Middle English fer(de)kyn ‘small cask’ (probably from a Middle Dutch diminutive of vierde ‘fourth (part)’; as a measure of capacity a firkin was reckoned as a quarter of a barrel).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
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