Jenkins Family History

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Jenkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jenkin. Jenkins is one of the most common names in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

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

Similar surnames: Jenkinson, Junkins, Jinkins, Jenkin, Jenks, Junkin, Perkins, Judkins

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Jenkins Family Origin

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Jenkins Family Occupations

What did your Jenkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenkins. A less common occupation for the Jenkins family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Jenkins occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Jenkins's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Jenkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Jenkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jenkins 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 129,000 immigration records available for the last name Jenkins. 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 197,000 military records available for the last name Jenkins. For the veterans among your Jenkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jenkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Jenkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Jenkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jenkins in 1941 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jenkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jenkins 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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