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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.

Adkins Early Origins



The surname Adkins was first found in Westmorland and Northumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times, before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

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Adkins Spelling Variations


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Adkins Spelling Variations



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.

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Adkins Early History


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Adkins Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Adkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Robert Atkins; William Atkins (1601-1681), an English Jesuit; Robert Adkins (1626-1685), English ejected minister of 1662 from Chard, Somerset; Richard Atkyns (1615-1677), an English writer and printer from Gloucestershire; Sir Edward Atkyns SL (1587-1669), an English judge, Baron of the Exchequer; and his son...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adkins In Ireland


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Adkins In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • Niccodcmus Adkins, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Adkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1641
  • Tho Adkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Robert Adkins, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • Henry Adkins, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Adkins, who arrived in New England in 1728
  • Joseph Adkins, who landed in Connecticut in 1739
  • David Adkins, aged 22, arrived in Carolina in 1774

Adkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dr. Adkins, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Adkins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarato Isabella Adkins, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1904
  • James S. Adkins, aged 32, who settled in America from Birmingham, in 1905
  • Sidney Adkins, aged 34, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1910
  • Robert Adkins, aged 25, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1912
  • Frank Adkins, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Adkins, a shipwright, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Adkins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal George" in 1848
  • Joseph Adkins, English convict from from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adkins (post 1700)



  • Terry Roger Adkins (1953-2014), American artist and professor
  • Tracy Darrell "Trace" Adkins (b. 1962), American country music artist and actor
  • Patrick H. Adkins (b. 1948), American fantasy author and editor
  • Margene Adkins (b. 1947), former American college football, National Football League, and Canadian Football League player
  • Jonathan Scott Adkins (b. 1977), American Major League Baseball area scout for the Boston Red Sox
  • Major General James A. Adkins, American Major General, 28th Adjutant General of Maryland
  • Dr. Homer Burton Adkins Ph.D. (1892-1949), American chemist who developed the Adkins-Peterson reaction with Wesley J. Peterson
  • Robert Grant "Bob" Adkins (1917-1997), American NFL football blocking back, defensive end, guard and linebacker
  • Steve Adkins, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996
  • Thurman W. Adkins (b. 1906), American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 4th District, 1929
  • ... (Another 58 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Adkins Historic Events


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Adkins Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Francis James Adkins, British Leading Writer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Adkins


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Suggested Readings for the name Adkins



  • William H. Adkins Family of American Falls, Idaho, a Genealogy of Ancestors and Descendants of William Harmon Adkins and Linnie Lee Pennington of Elliot, Colorado by Fred E. Sawyer.

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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: Vincit cum legibus arma
Motto Translation: Vincit cum legibus arma.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. 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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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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