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Watkinson Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the medieval personal name Watkin a pet form of Walter .

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

Similar surnames: Atkinson, Watkins, Adkinson, Hawkinson, Hankinson, Dickinson, Watson

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Where is the Watkinson family from?

You can see how Watkinson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Watkinson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Watkinson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,253 Watkinson families living in Lancashire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Watkinson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Watkinson families in 1891.
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What did your Watkinson 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 Watkinson. 8% of Watkinson men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Watkinson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Watkinson were Agricultural Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Watkinson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watkinson 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Watkinson. 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 Watkinson. For the veterans among your Watkinson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Watkinson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Watkinson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Watkinson in 1955 was 54, and 87 in 2004.

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