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The surname Elkin was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor at Oxford. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Elekin held estates in that shire.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elkin research. Another 164 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
More information is included under the topic Early Elkin Notables 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:
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
- 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
- Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- 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.
- Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
- Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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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