Harkins Family History

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Harkins Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Harkin. English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Harkin.

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


Similar surnames: Hawkins, Harkin, Haskins, Harding, Markin, Hartin, Hankins, Larkins

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Harkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Harkins name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Harkins. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    33%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Harkins Family Origin

Where is the Harkins family from?

Harkins Family Occupations

What did your Harkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Harkins family was Iron Labourer. Labourer, Coal Miner and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harkins. The most common Harkins occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Harkins's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Carter

    3%
  • Iron Labourer

    3%

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

Harkins Historical Records

What Harkins family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Harkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harkins 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Harkins. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Harkins. For the veterans among your Harkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Harkins lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Harkins in 1942 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harkins 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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