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Watkins Name Meaning

English (also frequent in Wales): patronymic from the personal name Watkin.

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


Similar surnames: Atkins, Watkinson, Hawkins, Adkins, Harkins, Matkins, Alkins, Madkins

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Watkins Family Origin

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Watkins Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Watkins occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Watkins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Watkins family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Watkins.

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Watkins Historical Records

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Watkins Life Expectancy

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Famous Watkins Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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