Join
Log in  | New? Register

280,824 JENKINS members around the world

Family spelling variants includes Jinkins, Jenkings, Jenkyns

Stay informed about JENKINS Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to JENKINS Family online & offline events

JENKINS family crest

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!

MEET

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
Stephanie l Klima

I forgot to ask the significance of the Tudor names in I believe the 15th and 16th centuries. I did all the research on my own so I hope it is not confusing. I hope I have family in Ireland and Wales. This connection is so very dear to me. Thank you.

Stephanie Klima

Hi. Found a few connections with Ireland, although I couldn't ascertain which are or region. After 1800. most links started to mesh with Anglesley. Wales and Scottish historical names and links. After early 1800, Welsh was what I predominately seemed to find. I am so excited. My great grandfather, Warren Mayo Jenkins is the last known to me of our regional Jenkins lineage. He passed in 1969. I am 57. I miss him.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Jenkins name has a long history in British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says their origin is from the Emerald Island. The Jenkins story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Jenkins surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly, McDonald and Donohue in Ireland.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France. It is a very old name which appears in the 5th century Roman inscriptions as Dumnovellaunos in Brittany meaning “Deep Valour” equivalent to Irish Domhnaill. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Jenkins story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Wales where the family can be traced back to their Welsh tribe Cydifor Fawr. Many of his kin will then move to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207

Anthony Barrett

The Jenkins name has a long history in Wales, but now DNA and some recorded history says their origin is from the Emerald Island. The Jenkins story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Jenkins surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly, McDonald and Donohue in Ireland. The Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France according to research from the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique. It is a very old name which appears in the 5th century Roman inscr

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.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover about where the JENKINS live around the world

280,824

JENKINSs FOUND

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the JENKINS Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from