History of your Surname
Get access to Corkins family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Corkins Family History

Corkins Surname Meaning

Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corcáin ‘descendant of Corcán’ a personal name from a diminutive of corc ‘crimson’ with the addition of redundant English genitive -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Collins, Hopkins, Forkin, Corrin, Harkins, Coggins, Corris, Dopkins

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Corkins family from?

You can see how Corkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Corkins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 40 Corkins families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 87% of all the recorded Corkins's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Corkins families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corkins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Corkins. 39% of Corkins men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Corkins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corkins were Manager and Waitress. .

View Census Data for Corkins | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Beauty Operator
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Corkins family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Corkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corkins census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Corkins

Passenger Lists

There are 205 immigration records available for the last name Corkins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Corkins immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 735 military records available for the last name Corkins. For the veterans among your Corkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Corkins military records

You've only scratched the surface of Corkins family history

Discover More

What is the average Corkins lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Corkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Corkins in 1963 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corkins

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Corkins family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Corkins last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial