Recent research has estimated that the name Whiskin has been around for nearly 1100 years. The earliest documentation of the name was found in 1336 from the county of Surrey in England.
Whiskin is currently at number 1675 of the UK's most common last names. There are approximately 87937 with the name Whiskin living in the UK. The recently published 1911 census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the UK and Ireland shows the greatest number of Whiskin's in the county of Wiltshire. An early 19th century Whiskin was noted as liking a drink after police allegedly escorted him out of no less than ten pubs in a single evening. Never too far from controversy two brothers Chris Whiskin and Frank Whiskin were sent to jail in 1864 for stealing a horse.