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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

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 25 March 2016 at 17:19.

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