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.
The earliest occurrence of the Wilkinson surname in our family history documents is from 1480, and we currently have 1,727,315 records where Wilkinson appears.
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Typical jobs for Wilkinsons
Hard-working people, the Wilkinsons. 2157 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Wilkinsons lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Wilkinson in Yorkshire.
Wilkinsons’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Wilkinsons were angels, apparently. We found 2421 in criminal records.
Wilkinsons in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3540 Wilkinsons served in the First World War.