Wilkinson Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Wilkinson Name Meaning: Of English and Scottish origin, ‘Son of Wilkin’. This is only one of the many names to develop from William/Williamson ‘son of William’. William comes from the German name Wilhelm which consists of Wil ‘will or desire’ and Helm ‘helmet or protection’.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Wilkinson Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Wilkinson family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 879
Agricultural Labourer 808
Independent 642
Cotton Weaver 420
Labourer 401
Farmer 388
Male Servant 316
Weaver 303
Coal Miner 189
Shoe Maker 164
Tailor 108
Dress Maker 98
Worsted Weaver 98
Joiner 92
Ag Labourer 90
Blacksmith 89
Stuff Weaver 87
Wool Comber 74
Cotton Spinner 69
Carpenter 65
Independant 64
Butcher 64
Ag Lab 63
Grocer 57
Apprentice 57

Wilkinson Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Wilkinson 100% 316,143
2 Walkinson 89% 5,423
3 Wilkenson 89% 5,185
4 Willkinson 90% 751
5 Welkinson 89% 562

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

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