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ˈpɜr kɪnzperkins

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  1. Perkinsnoun

    from Perkin, a medieval diminutive of Peter.


  1. Perkins

    Perkins is a surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon corruption of the kin of Pierre (from Pierre kin to Pierrekin to Perkins), introduced into England by the Norman Conquest. It is found throughout mid- and southern England. Another derivation comes from the Welsh Perthyn, relative or belonging to a particular person or family, and also thought to be the Anglicized form of Peredur, from medieval Welsh.


  1. Perkins

    Perkins is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,831 at the 2010 census, an increase of 24.6 percent from 2,272 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from Walden Perkins, a congressman who helped establish the local post office. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is headquartered here.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Perkins is ranked #223 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Perkins surname appeared 131,440 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 45 would have the surname Perkins.

    69.4% or 91,285 total occurrences were White.
    24.6% or 32,334 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 3,115 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 3,063 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 960 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 697 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perkins in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perkins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Perkins in a Sentence

  1. Alan Exelrod:

    Was there a level playing field for Ellen Pao at Kleiner Perkins? we will prove to you in this case that there was not.

  2. Suzi Levine:

    It's going to take a collective effort the likes of which we have not seen before, and I feel humbled to be a part of the team that will get us there, when you roll back the clock a hundred years, I suspect Frances Perkins and Frances Perkins colleagues felt similarly as Frances Perkins and her colleagues looked at the devastation, the Depression and the oncoming World War II. I think there's a lot that we can learn from then and apply now, but with a modern context and with our modern tools.

  3. Alan Exelrod:

    They ran Kleiner Perkins like a boys' club.

  4. Puneet Agarwal:

    Dr. Perkins saw the opportunity to create an entirely new market around hearing augmentation via an elegantly designed wearable device that’s powered by the user and financially accessible, at True, we believe that entrepreneurship is a powerful force for global good. Soundhawk’s mission aligns closely with that belief, potentially impacting the hundreds of millions of people experiencing hearing loss globally who do not qualify for existing solutions.

  5. Kirstin Downey:

    Frances Perkins was a moving force. Without Frances Perkins, Social Security doesn't exist, and without Frances Perkins, the nationwide unemployment insurance program doesn't exist.

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