The Scottish name Abkirk is a habitational name derived from a place called Hopekirk near Hawick in Roxburghshire.
Early Origins of the Abkirk family
The surname Abkirk was first found in Roxburghshire
at Hobkirk or Hoepkirk, a parish in the district of Jedburgh. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Abkirk family
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Abkirk Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hobkirk, Habkirk, Hapkirk, Hopkirk and others.
Early Notables of the Abkirk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abkirk family to Ireland
Some of the Abkirk family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Abkirk family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Hobkirk settled in Jamaica in 1774.
The Abkirk Motto
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: Spero procedere
Motto Translation: I hope to prosper.