374,945 Jenkins members around the world
Stay informed about Jenkins Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
Jenkins Family History
This is an English and Welsh surname of some considerable antiquity. It derives from the medieval given name Jenkin, itself a diminutive of John meaning "god has graced me with a son", and introduced by returning Crusaders from the Holy Land in the 12th century. To this was been added the diminutive suffix "-kin", indicating young John, or perhaps son or relative of John. There are a number of variant forms of the surname in the modern idiom, including Jenkin, Jenkyn and Jenking, Jencken, Jinkin and Junkin, as well as the patronymic forms where an "-s" has been added to the surname...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Jenkins (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Jenkins tribe
- Find your Jenkins ancestor
- Tell us about your Jenkins Family
- Tell us about your Jenkins ancestors
- Ask a question about the Jenkins history
- Leave a message for Jenkins family members
Areas of Origin for Jenkins
Invite more Jenkins family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Jenkins tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the Jenkins live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!