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Harkins Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal) English and Scottish (Lanarkshire): variant of Harkin with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Hawkins, Harkin, Haskins, Harding, Markin, Hartin, Hankins, Larkins

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Where is the Harkins family from?

You can see how Harkins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harkins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harkins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 91 Harkins families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Harkins's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harkins families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harkins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harkins 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 Harkins. 60% of Harkins men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Harkins women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harkins were Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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
  • Press Tool Turner
  • Builders Labourer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Harkins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harkins 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Harkins. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Harkins. For the veterans among your Harkins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harkins lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harkins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Harkins in 1942 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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