Origins Available: English, Irish, Jewish, Scottish
Scotland in the Medieval era. The name Arkin was derived from Henry. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the diminutive Harry; it is a double diminutive of Harry in the form Har-kin.
Early Origins of the Arkin family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Arkin family
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Arkin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Arkin has been recorded as Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and others.
Early Notables of the Arkin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arkin family to Ireland
Some of the Arkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Arkin family to the New World and Oceana
The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Arkin name: Daniel, James, John, Patrick, William Harkin arrived in Philadelphia from about 1800 to 1870; Andrew, Daniel, Edward, James, John, Patrick and William Harkins arrived in Philadelphia between 1830 and 1870..
Contemporary Notables of the name Arkin (post 1700)
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