Hebrew word "adama," meaning earth. There is also a place name, Akin, in the western Scotland, on the Hebridean Isle of Skye in the ancient territories of Dalriada. It was here, in the 13th century, that the Viking leader, King Hakon IV of Norway, stealthily crept with his invading army in a fleet of longboats, on his way to defeat at the hands of the Scottish king, Alexander III, at the Battle of Largs in 1263 A.D. This area is home to the Village of Kyle Akin, and is also the site of Dun Akin (Dunakin) castle, a 12th century fortress, long held by the MacKinnon clan.
Early Origins of the Akins family
Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, at the old barony of Akyne in that shire.
Early History of the Akins family
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Akins Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Aitken, Aiken, Atkin, Atkins and others.
Early Notables of the Akins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Akins family to Ireland
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Migration of the Akins family to the New World and Oceana
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Akins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Akins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Akins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Akins (post 1700)
Akins Clan Badge
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More...
Septs of the Distinguished Name Akins
Achens, Achin, Achind, Achines, Aching, Achins, Achyn, Achyne, Ackant, Ackens, Ackin, Ackind, Ackine, Ackines, Ackink, Ackins, Ackinson, Ackint, Ackyn, Ackynd, Ackyne, Adkan, Adkand, Adkane, Adkant, Adkend, Adkind, Adkine, Adking, Adkink, Adkint, Adkyn, Adkynd, Adkyne, Adkyns, Aichan, Aichand, Aichane, Aichant, Aichen, Aichend, Aichens, Aichent, Aichin, Aichind, Aichine, Aichines, Aiching, Aichink, Aichins and more.
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