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The first people to use the name Atkin were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in Lanarkshire.

Atkin Early Origins



The surname Atkin 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, where they originated in the old barony of Akyne. One of the first records of the name was Atkyn de Barr in 1340 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
and later in 1405 when named "John of Akyne, a Scottish merchant petitioned for the return of his ship and goods illegally seized in England" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The name and all it's variants are double diminutives of Adam, formed from 'Ad,' the diminutive of Adam + 'kin' [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Atkin Spelling Variations


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Atkin Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Atkin has appeared as Aitken, Aiken, Atkin, Atkins and others.

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Atkin Early History


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Atkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atkin research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1482, 1497, 1520, 1687, 1676, 1680 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Atkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Atkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Atkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Atkin In Ireland


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Atkin In Ireland



Some of the Atkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 337 words (24 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 North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Atkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samson Atkin, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John Atkin, who landed in Virginia in 1645

Atkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Atkin, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • John Atkin, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1734
  • Thomas Atkin, who arrived in Maryland in 1766

Atkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Phillip Atkin, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Atkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Atkin landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Barque Tuscan
  • William Atkin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • James Atkin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Ann Atkin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Agnes Atkin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Atkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Atkin (post 1700)



  • Thomas R. Atkin, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Tooele, Utah, 1989
  • Arthur Oliver "A.O.L." Lonsdale Atkin (1925-2008), British-American computational number theorist, co-developer of the Atkin-Lehner theory and the Sieve of Atkin
  • Jerry Atkin (b. 1949), American CEO of Skywest Airlines
  • Jeffery Ralph Atkin (b. 1943), American businessman, SkyWest Airlines founder
  • Jack Atkin (b. 1883), English footballer from Newhall, Derbyshire
  • John Michael Atkin (1948-2008), English footballer from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
  • Thomas "Tommy" Lowes Atkin (1906-1986), English footballer
  • Robert Travers Atkin (1841-1872), Irish-born, Australian politician in colonial Queensland
  • Charles Sydney Atkin (1889-1958), British gold medalist field hockey player at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Stuart Atkin (b. 1957), former Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Atkin Historic Events


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Atkin Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Martha Jane Atkin (1890-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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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: Robore et vigilantia
Motto Translation: Strength and vigilance.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  11. ...

The Atkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atkin 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.

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