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Perkin Name Meaning

English: variant of Parkin. Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Bürgin (see Burgy).

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


Similar surnames: Parkin, Perin, Perkins, Perrin, Gerkin, Perlin, Parkins, Kervin

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Perkin Family Origin

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Perkin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • School

    24%
  • Clerk

    12%
  • Black Smith

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perkin. The most common Perkin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Perkin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Perkin family was Black Smith.

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Perkin Historical Records

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Perkin Life Expectancy

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