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Where did the English Adkin family come from? What is the English Adkin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Adkin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Adkin family history?The ancestors of the Adkin surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived the personal name Adam. Adkin is a diminutive which means son of Adam.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Adkin include Adkin, Atkin, Atkins, Adekin, Adekyns, Adekyn, Adkins and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adkin research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1296, 1379, 1621, 1601, 1681, 1615 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Adkin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Adkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 77 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Sir Jonathon Atkins who was Governor of Barbados in 1663; Henry Atkins settled in Plymouth in 1641; Thomas Adkins settled in East Hartford in 1682.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit cum legibus arma
Motto Translation: Vincit cum legibus arma.
The Adkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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