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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

Where did the English Adkison family come from? What is the English Adkison family crest and coat of arms? When did the Adkison family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Adkison family history?

The Adkison surname was patronymic name created from Atkin, a Middle English personal name, which was one of the many pet forms of Adam.

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The name Adkison, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.

First found in the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name was derived from Atkin and Adkin.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adkison research. Another 225 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Adkison History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Adkison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Adkison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Adkison family, or who bore a variation of the surname Adkison were

Adkison Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Elinor Adkison, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Sampson Adkison, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

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  • Peter D. Adkison (1993-2001), American founder and first CEO of Wizards of the Coast
  • Kathleen Gemberling Adkison (1917-2010), nee Gemberling, American abstract painter


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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: Esperance en Dieu
Motto Translation: Hope in God.

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  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Adkison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adkison 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.

This page was last modified on 13 May 2013 at 08:09.

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