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Origins of the Erskine surname

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About the Erskines

We have a total number of 19142 records for people with the last name Erskine.

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Where do most Erskines live?

In 1921, most Erskines lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Erskines

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 13,100 records for the Erskine surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Erskines most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Erskine first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Erskines

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

Common Female occupations for Erskines in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means






Common Male occupations for Erskines in 1921
Coal Miner










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