Okinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Okinson surname was patronymic name created from Atkin, a Middle English personal name, which was one of the many pet forms of Adam.
Early Origins of the Okinson family
The surname Okinson was 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.
Important Dates for the Okinson family
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Okinson Spelling Variations
The name, Okinson, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Okinson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Okinson family to Ireland
Some of the Okinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Okinson family
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. 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." Among the early settlers bearing the Okinson surname who came to North America were: James Atkinson who settled in Virginia in 1635; also settling in Virginia were, Charles 1623; Edward 1635; Francis 1623; George 1635; Henry 1639; James 1635.
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