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Origins of the Wilkins surname

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About the Wilkinses

We have a total number of 153833 records for people with the last name Wilkins.

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Alternative variations of the name Wilkins

Wilkins, Wilkens, Wilken, Wilkin, Willkins

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Where do most Wilkinses live?

In 1921, most Wilkinses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Wilkinses

How common is your surname?

318th most common surname in the UK

We have 136,000 records for the Wilkins surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Wilkinses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Wilkins first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Wilkinses

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

Common Female occupations for Wilkinses in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Wilkinses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer




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