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Origins of the Adkins surname

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About the Adkinses

We have a total number of 21773 records for people with the last name Adkins.

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Where do most Adkinses live?

In 1921, most Adkinses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Adkinses

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We have 19,300 records for the Adkins surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Adkinses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Adkins first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Adkinses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Adkinses in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Adkinses in 1921
Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Agricultural Labourer




General Farmers


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