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Origins of the Wilkinson surname

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What does the name Wilkinson mean?

The Wilkinson surname is English (particularly prevalent in the North of England and the Scottish border), and is thought to have Norman roots. Wilkinson is a patronymic surname, and would have been given to those who are the son or descendant of a person named Wilkin. The name Wilkin itself is a pet form or diminutive of William.

Alternative variations of the name Wilkinson

Wilkinson, Wilkinsone, Willkinson, Wilkenson, Welkinson

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Where do most Wilkinsons live?

In 1921, most Wilkinsons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Wilkinsons

How common is your surname?

60th most common surname in the UK

We have 466,000 records for the Wilkinson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1300.

Who were Wilkinsons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Wilkinson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Wilkinsons

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

Common Female occupations for Wilkinsons in 1921
Cotton Weaver

2,722

Dressmaker

1,745

Domestic Servant

876

General Servant Domestic

852

Living On Own Means

766

Common Male occupations for Wilkinsons in 1921
Coal Miner

2,699

Cotton Weaver

1,536

Farmer

1,499

General Labourer

1,497

Agricultural Labourer

1,307

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