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The story of the Arkin family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of 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.

Arkin Early Origins



The surname Arkin was first found in 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.

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Arkin Spelling Variations


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Arkin Spelling Variations



Standards used to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. 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.

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Arkin Early History


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Arkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arkin research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Arkin In Ireland


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Arkin In Ireland



Some of the Arkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 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 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 Ameri ca. 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arkin (post 1700)



  • Leon Arkin, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920
  • Harry Arkin (b. 1934), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2004, 2008 (alternate)

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Arkin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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    The Arkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arkin 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 18 January 2016 at 11:27.

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