Arkins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Arkins family
The surname Arkins 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.
Early History of the Arkins family
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Arkins Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Arkins has appeared include Harkin, Harken, Harkins, Hacon, Hakon, Haken and many more.
Early Notables of the Arkins family
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Migration of the Arkins family to Ireland
Some of the Arkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Arkins migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Arkins arrived in North America very early:
Arkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Arkins, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1812 
- 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)