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The Adkinson surname was patronymic name created from Atkin, a Middle English personal name, which was one of the many pet forms of Adam.

Adkinson Early Origins



The surname Adkinson 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.

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Adkinson Spelling Variations


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Adkinson Spelling Variations



Although the name, Adkinson, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.

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Adkinson Early History


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Adkinson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adkinson research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Adkinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adkinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adkinson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Adkinson In Ireland


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Adkinson In Ireland



Some of the Adkinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Adkinson family name Adkinson, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Adkinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Adkinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Tho Adkinson, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Tho Adkinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1645
  • Matt Adkinson, who landed in Virginia in 1645
  • Alice Adkinson, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adkinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Adkinson, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Adkinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • And Adkinson, aged 30, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adkinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adkinson (post 1700)



  • Henry Adkinson (1874-1923), American professional baseball outfielder
  • Sergeant Joseph Bernard Adkinson (1892-1965), American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery
  • Ray Adkinson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1946
  • Carolyn A. Adkinson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996

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Motto


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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: Esperance en Dieu
Motto Translation: Hope in God.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Adkinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adkinson 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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