Hopkins Family History

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Hopkins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hopkin. The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales. Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hopkin, Hipkins, Dopkins, Hawkins, Hoskins, Tomkins, Corkins, Filkins

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Hopkins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hopkins name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Hopkins Family Origin

Where is the Hopkins family from?

Hopkins Family Occupations

What did your Hopkins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hopkins. A less common occupation for the Hopkins family was Labourer. The most common Hopkins occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Hopkins's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Student

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%

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

Hopkins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 797,000 census records available for the last name Hopkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hopkins 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 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Hopkins. 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 119,000 military records available for the last name Hopkins. For the veterans among your Hopkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hopkins Life Expectancy

What is the average Hopkins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hopkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hopkins in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hopkins 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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