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Jenkin Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): from the Middle English personal name Jenkin, a pet form of John with the addition of the suffix -kin (of Low German origin).

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


Similar surnames: Henkin, Junkin, Hankin, Jenks, Tonkin, Elkin, Jenning, Jenke, Mankin

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Jenkin Family Origin

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Jenkin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Servant

    20%
  • Farmer Son

    10%
  • Farmers Son

    10%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jenkin. A less common occupation for the Jenkin family was Farmers Son. The most common Jenkin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Jenkin's were Farmers.

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Jenkin Historical Records

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Jenkin Life Expectancy

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Famous Jenkin Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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