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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Atkinson

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From Atkin +‎ -son.

  1. An English and Irish patronymic surname.

Notable Persons Named Atkinson

Atkinson was born in 1755 in Pennsylvania.


Atkinson is also known as Clinton. He breathed his last breath in 1583.


Atkinson was born in England.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson is a physical comedy, satire, and black comedy comedian. Rowan was given the name Rowan Sebastian Atkinson on January 6th, 1955 in Consett, County Durham, England.


Gemma Atkinson is a model. Gemma was given the name Gemma Louise Atkinson on November 16th, 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England.


Kenny Atkinson is a basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks, Real Canoe NC, Vrigne Ardenne, Wichita Falls Texans, CB Salamanca, and Partenope Napoli in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 2004. Kenny was born on June 2nd, 1967 in Northport, New York.


Jayne Atkinson is an actress and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1985. Jayne was born on February 18th, 1959 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom.


Ron Atkinson is a soccer manager for the Aston Villa F.C. and Oxford United F.C. Ron was born on March 18th, 1939 in Liverpool, England.


Anthony Barnes Atkinson is an economist in the fields of economics of income distribution, poverty, micro-economics, and income distribution. Anthony was born on September 4th, 1944.


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Popularity of Atkinson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Atkinson U.S.
  White 79.31% 64.26%
  African American 13.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Atkinson

People with the last name Atkinson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Atkinson

  • How Popular is the name Atkinson? As a last name Atkinson was the 637th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Atkinson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Atkinson is Tuesday, December 16th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Atkinson? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Atkinson. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Atkinson: Your name in reverse order is Nosnikta. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ksiantno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Atkinson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 53,376 people with the last name Atkinson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Atkinson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 18 of them will have Atkinson as their last name.

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