Watkin Family History

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Watkin Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Wat(t), a short form of Walter.

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

Similar surnames: Matkin, Watling, Botkin, Larkin, Makin, Itkin, Markin, Wilkin, Haskin

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Watkin Family Origin

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Watkin Family Occupations

What did your Watkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Watkin.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Watkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Watkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watkin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Watkin. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Watkin. For the veterans among your Watkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Watkin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Watkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Watkin in 1954 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

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