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Dopkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Dopkin, Dobkin, a pet form of the medieval personal name Dobbe.

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


Similar surnames: Hopkins, Hipkins, Dobkins, Tomkins, Hopkin, Tompkins, Boykins

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Where is the Dopkins family from?

You can see how Dopkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dopkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dopkins families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Dopkins family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Dopkins's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dopkins families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dopkins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dopkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dopkins. 28% of Dopkins men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Dopkins women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dopkins were Farmer and Maid. .

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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
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    23%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dopkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dopkins 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 121 immigration records available for the last name Dopkins. 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 171 military records available for the last name Dopkins. For the veterans among your Dopkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dopkins lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2002, in the United States, Dopkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dopkins in 1954 was 52, and 92 in 2002.

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