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Tonkin Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon): from a pet form of the personal name Thomas.

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


Similar surnames: Sonkin, Tomkins, Tomlin, Jenkin, Tonks, Mankin, Hankin, Hopkin

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Tonkin Family Origin

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Tonkin Family Occupations

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  • Tin Miner

    9%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Fisherman

    5%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Tonkin occupation in the UK was Tin Miner. 9% of Tonkin's were Tin Miners. A less common occupation for the Tonkin family was Annuitant. Tin Miner, Farmer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tonkin.

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Tonkin Historical Records

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Tonkin Life Expectancy

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