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Where did the Atkins coat of arms come from? When did the Atkins family first arrive in the United States?

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Origin Displayed: English-Alt

Origins Available: English-Alt, English, Scottish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Adkin, Atkin, Atkins, Adekin, Adekyns, Adekyn, Adkins and many more.

First found in Westmorland and Northumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times, before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sir Jonathon Atkins who was Governor of Barbados in 1663; Henry Atkins settled in Plymouth in 1641; Thomas Adkins settled in East Hartford in 1682.

(From www.HouseOfNames.com Archives copyright 2000 - 2009)

Some noteworthy people of the name Atkins
  • Corporal Thomas E Atkins (1921-1999), American Army soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Rear Admiral Barry Kennedy Atkins (1911-2005), American naval officer, "destroyer" captain, awarded the Navy Cross during WWII
  • Chet Atkins (1924-2001), American Country music guitarist and producer
  • Robert Coleman Atkins (1930-2003), American physician and cardiologist, best known for the "Atkins Diet"
  • Charles "Cholly" Atkins (1913-2003), American dancer and vaudeville performer
  • Nicole Atkins (b. 1978), award-winning American singer-songwriter
  • Sir Hedley John Barnard Atkins KBE (1905-1983), British physician and educator, University of London, England
  • Sir Ivor (Algernon) Atkins (1869-1953), English organist and composer
  • Humphrey Edward Atkins (1922-1996), British politician, member of the UK Parliament, Lord Privy Seal (1981-1982),made Baron Colnbrook in 1987
  • Eileen Atkins (b. 1934), English stage actor, and writer


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