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Origins of the Perkins surname

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About the Perkinses

We have a total number of 163914 records for people with the last name Perkins.

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Alternative variations of the name Perkins

Perkins, Perkin, Parkins, Parkyn, Parkyns, Parkin

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Where do most Perkinses live?

In 1921, most Perkinses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Perkinses

How common is your surname?

290th most common surname in the UK

We have 138,000 records for the Perkins surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Perkinses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Perkinses.

What are the most common Perkins first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Perkinses

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

Common Female occupations for Perkinses in 1921
Dressmaker

591

Laundress

386

General Servant Domestic

353

Domestic Servant

328

General Servant

259

Common Male occupations for Perkinses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

636

General Labourer

474

Coal Miner

436

Farmer

413

Carpenter

408

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