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Seekins Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Seekings, a Cambridgeshire name of unexplained etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Meekins, Hoskins, Eddins, Denkins, Weeks, Eskins, Beeks, Felkins

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Where is the Seekins family from?

You can see how Seekins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seekins family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Seekins families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Seekins families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 90% of all the recorded Seekins's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Seekins families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seekins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seekins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seekins. 28% of Seekins men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Seekins women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seekins were Painter and Housework. .

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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%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    36%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Seekins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seekins 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 209 immigration records available for the last name Seekins. 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 779 military records available for the last name Seekins. For the veterans among your Seekins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seekins lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Seekins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Seekins in 1945 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

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