Wilkin Family History

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Wilkin Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Wilkin, a pet form William. Dutch: from a pet form of Willem (see Wilhelm).

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

Similar surnames: Wilkie, Wilken, Witkin, Elkin, Lipkin, Wilson, Wilkins, Pipkin

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Wilkin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilkin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Wilkin Family Origin

Where is the Wilkin family from?

Wilkin Family Occupations

What did your Wilkin ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Wilkin Historical Records

What Wilkin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Wilkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilkin. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Wilkin. For the veterans among your Wilkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilkin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Wilkin in 1954 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilkin 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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