The surname Jenkins is the 86th most common family name in the USA. (Check the ranking of your surname on the link below.)
I am interested in the family of Joseph Asa Jenkins (Cass County, Texas, and Grady County, Oklahoma) and his children and relations. His son Orville Lee Jenkins was my father. His mother was Julia Virginia Terry of Georgia and Oklahoma.
I am interested in the family of Andy Gregory of Garvin County, Oklahoma, and his children and relations. His daughter Lou Ila Gregory is my mother. Her mother was Alpharetta Mae Green of Marlow and Lindsay, Oklahoma. My mother moved back to her home town of Lindsay in 1973.
I was born in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma, in 1948, and grew up in Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas, until 1963, when I moved to Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, where I finished high school and college. I have lived most of my life since then outside the United States, in Kenya and Cyprus.
I am married to Edith Marie McSwain, of Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas. We presently live in Johannesburg, South Africa. We previously lived 4 years in Richmond, Virginia, USA, preceded by 3 years in Cyprus. Our two children were born in Nairobi, Kenya, where we lived for about 25 years. They are Gareth Boyd and Christopher Kevin, and both live in the Dallas, Texas, area.
Some variations of the name JENKINS:
Genkins, Jinkins, Jankins, Jennings, Ciencyns, Jenkinson, Jenkin, Jenkins, Jinks, Jenekyn, Jenkynn, Jenkynns, Jenkyns, Jenkines, Jonkin.
The oldest recorded forms of the name are Jonkin (Cheshire, England, 1288) and Jenekyn (Sussex, England, 1296).
The name GREGORY has been used all over the Christian world, deriving from the Latin name Gregorius, the name of popes and missionaries. It comes from a Greek word meaning "swift," and is still used today as a proper name in the Greek-speaking world. A famous family in history is the Gregor (McGregor) clan in Scotland, descendants of the royal clan McAlpin, who united the the Scots and Picts.