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Hankinson Family History

Hankinson Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): from the Middle English personal name Hankin + -son.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hawkinson, Adkinson, Atkinson, Watkinson, Tonkinson, Hankin, Harmison

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Where is the Hankinson family from?

You can see how Hankinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hankinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hankinson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 575 Hankinson families living in Lancashire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hankinson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hankinson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hankinson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hankinson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hankinson. 14% of Hankinson men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Hankinson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hankinson were Joiner and Housewife. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dock Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Wood Machinist
  • Joiner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hankinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hankinson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hankinson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hankinson. For the veterans among your Hankinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hankinson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hankinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hankinson in 1957 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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