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Akins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Some say the name is ultimately derived from the 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


The surname Akins was first found in 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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Akins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Akins, who arrived in South Carolina in 1674 [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)

Akins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Akins, who landed in North Carolina in 1749 [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)

Akins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Akins, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1901
  • Margaret Akins, aged 52, who arrived in America, in 1901
  • C. R. Akins, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Effie M. Akins, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1911
  • Joseph Akins, aged 56, who arrived in America, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Akins (post 1700)


  • Willie Akins (1939-2015), African American jazz saxophonist
  • Virgil "Honeybear" Akins (1928-2011), American boxer, the undisputed Welterweight Championship of the World in 1958
  • Rhett Akins (b. 1969), American country singer-songwriter, best known for his song "Don't Get Me Started" (1996)
  • Claude Akins (1926-1994), American actor, best known for his role as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s TV series B. J. and the Bear
  • Frank Akins (1919-1992), American NFL football running back for the Washington Redskins
  • Zöe Akins (1886-1958), American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, poet, and author
  • Kathleen Akins, American philosopher
  • Chris Akins (b. 1976), American football player
  • Marty Akins, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State Comptroller, 2002 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Elmer Akins (1926-2010), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1973-75 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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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...

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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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  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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