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Elkin Early Origins



The surname Elkin was first found in Oxfordshire where Elekin (without surname) was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Feet of Fines for Essex listed John Elekyn there in 1310 and later Thomas Elkyns was listed in Oxfordshire in 1447. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Elkin Spelling Variations


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Elkin Spelling Variations



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 Elkin include Elkins, Elkyns, Ellkins, Ellkens, Elkens, Elekins, Elekins, Elekyns, Elkin and many more.

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Elkin Early History


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Elkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elkin research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1447, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Elkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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:

Elkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Elkin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841
  • David Elkin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • John Elkin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Robert Elkin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • William Elkin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

Elkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Elkin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
  • Jane Elkin, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elkin (post 1700)



  • William Louis Elkin (1855-1933), American astronomer, awarded the Lalande Prize in 1908
  • Carrie Elkin (b. 1974), American folk/country singer and musician
  • Stanley Lawrence Elkin (1930-1995), American Jewish novelist, short story writer, and essayist
  • Luther V. Elkin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1978
  • Jacob Elkin, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 21st District, 1933; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 2nd District, 1935, 1936, 1937
  • Fielding Clay Elkin, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Lexington, Kentucky, 1898-1905
  • Craig Elkin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Stanley Lawrence Elkin (b. 1930), American author
  • Roger Elkin, English award-winning poet
  • Adolphus Peter "A. P." Elkin CMG (1891-1979), Australian Anglican clergyman and influential anthropologist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Elkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elkin 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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