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Origins of the Watkins surname

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About the Watkinses

We have a total number of 213308 records for people with the last name Watkins.

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Alternative variations of the name Watkins

Watkins, Watkin, Watkine, Witkins, Wotkins, Watkens

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Where do most Watkinses live?

In 1921, most Watkinses lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Watkinses

How common is your surname?

240th most common surname in the UK

We have 187,000 records for the Watkins surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Watkinses most likely to marry?

Joneses

&

Williamses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Watkinses.

What are the most common Watkins first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Watkinses

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

Common Female occupations for Watkinses in 1921
Dressmaker

820

Domestic Servant

480

General Servant Domestic

479

Laundress

465

House Servant

360

Common Male occupations for Watkinses in 1921
Coal Miner

1,128

Farmer

853

Coal Miner Hewer

796

Agricultural Labourer

692

General Labourer

677

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