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Denkins Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Dutch Denkens, a patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Daniel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dopkins, Henkin, Perkins, Deakins, Jenkin, Dennis, Benis, Dawkins

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Where is the Denkins family from?

You can see how Denkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Denkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Denkins families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Denkins families living in British Columbia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Denkins's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Denkins families in 1911.
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What did your Denkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Denkins. 37% of Denkins men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Denkins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Denkins were Labor and Saleslady. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Denkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Denkins census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 185 immigration records available for the last name Denkins. 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 441 military records available for the last name Denkins. For the veterans among your Denkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Denkins lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Denkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Denkins in 1952 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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