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The Atkeson surname was patronymic name created from Atkin, a Middle English personal name, which was one of the many pet forms of Adam.

Atkeson Early Origins



The surname Atkeson was first found in the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name was derived from Atkin and Adkin.

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Atkeson Spelling Variations


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Atkeson Spelling Variations



Although the name, Atkeson, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.

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Atkeson Early History


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Atkeson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atkeson research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Atkeson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Atkeson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atkeson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Atkeson In Ireland


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Atkeson In Ireland



Some of the Atkeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Atkeson family name Atkeson, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Atkeson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Atkeson, who landed in Virginia in 1703

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Contemporary Notables of the name Atkeson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Atkeson (post 1700)



  • William Oscar Atkeson (1854-1931), American Republican politician, Bates County Prosecuting Attorney, 1891-92; U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1921-23; Defeated, 1922

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Esperance en Dieu
Motto Translation: Hope in God.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Atkeson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atkeson 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 11 November 2015 at 09:40.

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