Watkins Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Watkins Name Meaning: A variation of Walter.

From the Middle English \"Watt\", which is a variation of Walter.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Watkins Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Watkins family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 1,331
Agricultural Labourer 417
Labourer 171
House Servant 149
Dress Maker 114
Coal Miner 108
Carter 84
Servant 75
Laundress 71
House Keeper 70
Carpenter 69
House Maid 55
General Servant 53
Blacksmith 51
Domestic Servant 40
Cook 38
Shoe Maker 38
Farmer's Son 37
Collier 36
Farmers Wife 35
Mason 34
Sawyer 34
Farmer's Daughter 33
Farmers Son 33
Farmer's Wife 31

Watkins Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Watkins 100% 113,365
2 Witkins 86% 149

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