Skip to content
  • Start your family tree

Origins of the Jenkinson surname

A collage of historical images including two family portraits and a postcard of people boarding a ship

About the Jenkinsons

We have a total number of 60127 records for people with the last name Jenkinson.

Find out more about your family in our records

or try an advanced search

I’ve managed to trace back to the mid-1500s! I can’t believe it! Utterly engrossing and I have uncovered some quite moving and heartbreaking stories attached to various ancestors. You don’t need any qualifications to start - just time patience, and some information.

TrustPilot review
1 of 3

Start your family tree

Trace your family back in time. Make new discoveries and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Jenkinsons.

Sign up to get started

Delve deeper into the Jenkinson family's history

Where do most Jenkinsons live?

In 1921, most Jenkinsons lived in Yorkshire.

Census records trace your ancestors through each generation, so you can follow where your relatives lived through each decade.

Interesting facts about Jenkinsons

How common is your surname?

852nd most common surname in the UK

We have 54,600 records for the Jenkinson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1540.

Who were Jenkinsons most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Jenkinsons.

What are the most common Jenkinson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Jenkinson family members

Common jobs for Jenkinsons

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

Common Female occupations for Jenkinsons in 1921


Cotton Weaver


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Jenkinsons in 1921




Coal Miner


General Labourer




An image of a census transcript and a picture of a dairy farmer holding two milk jugs

Census records provide incredible detail on names, ages, marital statuses, occupations and more.

We found over 320,000 family trees with the Jenkinson surname

Trace your family back in time and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Jenkinsons.

Search for a relative in our family trees

Share your discoveries

Start your family history journey

Start free trial

Start free trial