Jenkins Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Jenkins Name Meaning: This surname derives from 'Kenkin' which means 'son of John' or 'little John'

This surname originated from Cornwall around the early 1000's and became more widely used in Wales too after it being commonly used as a forename in England which meant 'little John' or 'son of John'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Jenkins Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Jenkins family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 928
Agricultural Labourer 867
Farmer 480
Independent 464
Labourer 422
Male Servant 340
Collier 247
Shoe Maker 157
Miner 149
Mason 147
Carpenter 135
Tailor 108
Pauper 77
Weaver 70
Dress Maker 66
Blacksmith 61
Smith 56
Mariner 54
Independant 51
Publican 43
Servant 40
Sawyer 40
Clerk 37
Apprentice 34
Pupil 32

Jenkins Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Jenkins 100% 245,873
2 Jinkins 86% 4,041
3 Jankins 86% 908
4 Jonkins 86% 520
5 Jenkens 86% 309
6 Jenkines 88% 169

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The surname Jenkins is the most popular version of all its varients

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