Dinkins Family History

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Dinkins Name Meaning

Probably a variant (with English possessive -s) of Irish Dinkin.

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

Similar surnames: Pinkins, Jinkins, Divins, Dockins, Dinning, Hunkins, Junkins, Deskins

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Dinkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dinkins name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dinkins. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Mali


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Dinkins Family Origin

Where is the Dinkins family from?

Dinkins Family Occupations

What did your Dinkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dinkins family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dinkins. The most common Dinkins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Dinkins's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dinkins ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dinkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Dinkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dinkins census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 412 immigration records available for the last name Dinkins. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Dinkins. For the veterans among your Dinkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dinkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Dinkins lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dinkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dinkins in 1942 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dinkins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dinkins ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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