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Jenkins family page

This family was first recorded in Jersey in the 17th century


Latitia Jenkins married soldier George Drewry in St Helier in 1804

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Origins of surname

This is an old English and Welsh surname derived from the medieval forename Jenkin, a diminutive of John, 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. The addition of "-s" to the surname is a further indication of 'son of'.

Early records

The name has been present in Jersey since the 1660 and William, who married Jeanne Romeril, and had several children baptised in St Lawrence between 1661 and 1689 was possibly a garrison soldier.


  • Jenkins
  • Jenkinson
  • Jenkin
  • Jenkyn
  • Jenking
  • Jinkin

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Jenkins family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Alfred Jenkins, Cwmbran, Beaumont, St Peter - 27 November 1937, D/Y/A/101
  • Hannah Jenkins, widow of Plymouth, co Devon 25 March 1826 - D/Y/A/20

Family gravestones

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