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Where did the English Calkin family come from? What is the English Calkin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Calkin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Calkin family history?The name Calkin is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the given name Nicholas. Col was a common diminutive of the name Nicholas, and kin was often used to denote "son of." The name as a whole meant "son of Nicholas."
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Calkin has undergone many spelling variations, including Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calkin research. Another 214 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1293, and 1300 are included under the topic Early Calkin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Calkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Calkin were among those contributors:
Calkin Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Calkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calkin 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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