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

Adkisson Early Origins



The surname Adkisson 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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Adkisson Spelling Variations


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Adkisson Spelling Variations



The name, Adkisson, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.

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Adkisson Early History


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Adkisson Early History



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

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Adkisson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adkisson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Adkisson In Ireland


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Adkisson In Ireland



Some of the Adkisson 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



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 Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Adkisson surname who came to North America were:

Adkisson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Adkisson, who landed in Virginia in 1721 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Adkisson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joe Adkisson, aged 18, originally from Bassingham, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX6Y-ZZ3 : 6 December 2014), Joe Adkisson, 13 Jan 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Speer Joshna Adkisson, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "La Gascogne" from Havre, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK2-P2X : 6 December 2014), Speer Joshna Adkisson, 09 Sep 1907; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name La Gascogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Beman Adkisson, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1910 aboard the ship "Saratoga" from Havana, Cuba [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJN6-B3J : 6 December 2014), Beman Adkisson, 18 May 1910; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Saratoga, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John A. Adkisson, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Queenstown, Ireland settling in Merkel, Texas [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN18-MT5 : 6 December 2014), John A. Adkisson, 30 Apr 1913; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Flora Adkisson, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Queenstown, Ireland settling in Merkel, Texas [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN18-MTR : 6 December 2014), Flora Adkisson, 30 Apr 1913; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adkisson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adkisson (post 1700)



  • Tommy "Two-Gun" Adkisson, American veteran professional Table football player
  • James Adkisson (b. 1980), American NFL tight end
  • David Allen Adkisson (1958-1984), American professional wrestler
  • Wilford L. Adkisson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932
  • Tommy Adkisson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • John Hamilton Adkisson (1893-1970), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952
  • John David Adkisson (b. 1952), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • David Adkisson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1994
  • Jim David Adkisson (b. 1962), Australian professional footballer

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX6Y-ZZ3 : 6 December 2014), Joe Adkisson, 13 Jan 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK2-P2X : 6 December 2014), Speer Joshna Adkisson, 09 Sep 1907; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name La Gascogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJN6-B3J : 6 December 2014), Beman Adkisson, 18 May 1910; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Saratoga, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN18-MT5 : 6 December 2014), John A. Adkisson, 30 Apr 1913; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN18-MTR : 6 December 2014), Flora Adkisson, 30 Apr 1913; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Adkisson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adkisson 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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