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Where did the English Adkins family come from? What is the English Adkins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Adkins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Adkins family history?The ancestry of the name Adkins dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived the personal name Adam. Adkins is a diminutive which means son of Adam.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Adkins have been found, including Adkin, Atkin, Atkins, Adekin, Adekyns, Adekyn, Adkins and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adkins research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1296, 1379, 1621, 1601, 1681, 1626, 1685, 1662, 1615, 1677, 1587, 1669, 1630, 1698, 1686, 1689, 1647, 1711, 1610, 1703, 1665, 1670, 1674 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Adkins History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 189 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Adkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Adkins, or a variant listed above:
Adkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Adkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Adkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Adkins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Adkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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 Adkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adkins 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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