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Origins of surname

This surname is derived from the personal name Walter, meaning 'people rule'. English sources say that it is of French origin; French sources say the reverse

Early records

In 1763, Ann Elizabeth Watkins, the daughter of unknown parents, was baptised in St Helier. Then there was a gap until 1844, but it was not until the 1850s, when the first of seven children of Charles Henry Watkins and Emma Walters was baptised, that a family became established.


  • Watkins
  • Watkinson

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Watkins 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

  • Charles Watkins, 13 Vauxhall Street, St Helier - 21 September 1927, D/Y/A/87
  • Rachel Watkins, Maison Alexandre, High Street, St Aubin - 4 November 1939, D/Y/A/105
  • Sarah Watkins, widow of Samuel Spalding, bequeaths to Mrs Emma Georgiana Mary Kennedy a bronze of Jesus Christ during his forty days fasting given to the testatrixes father by a Queen of Portugal 3 April 1833 - D/Y/A/22

Family gravestones

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