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Atkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English-Alt, English, Scottish


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.

Early Origins of the Atkin family


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. Some of the first records of the name were 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, "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)

Early History of the Atkin family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atkin research.
Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1482, 1497, 1520, 1687, 1676, 1680, 1687, 1654, 1613, 1642 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Atkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Atkin family (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.

Migration of the Atkin family to Ireland


Some of the Atkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 329 words (24 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Atkin family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Atkin, who landed in Virginia in 1645 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Atkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Atkin, who arrived in Maryland in 1716 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Atkin, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1734 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Atkin, who arrived in Maryland in 1766 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Atkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Phillip Atkin, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

Atkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Atkin, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Barque Tuscan
  • William Atkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • James Atkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Ann Atkin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Agnes Atkin, who 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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Atkin (post 1700)


  • 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
  • Thomas R. Atkin, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Tooele, Utah, 1989 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harvey Atkin (1942-2017), Canadian voice actor, known for his Genie nominated work on Meatballs (1979)
  • 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
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Atkin family



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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

The Atkin 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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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)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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