Wilkins Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Wilkins Name Meaning: A variation of the name 'William' which means 'desire'and 'helmet/protection', also means 'son of wilikn/william'.

Taken from the popular forename 'William' which became popular in the 11th centuary after the Norman conquest. May have also been taken from the father's forname and used as a surname.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Wilkins Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Wilkins family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 469
Female Servant 297
Independent 210
Labourer 183
Male Servant 109
Shoe Maker 66
Carpenter 60
Farmer 54
Ag Labourer 36
Tailor 34
Pauper 26
Dress Maker 25
Butcher 24
Weaver 23
Mason 21
Lace Maker 19
Collier 19
Laundress 19
Pupil 18
Apprentice 18
Blacksmith 18
Gardener 18
Baker 18
Cloth Worker 18
Bricklayer 17

Wilkins Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Wilkins 100% 93,415
2 Walkins 86% 17,918
3 Wilkens 86% 620
4 Welkins 86% 552
5 Willkins 88% 420
6 Walkens 71% 178

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

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