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Where did the English Atkins family come from? What is the English Atkins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Atkins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Atkins family history?The ancient Anglo Saxon surname Atkins came from the personal name Adam. Atkins is a diminutive which means son of Adam.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atkins research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1296, 1379, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Atkins History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Atkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Atkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Atkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mr. Atkins, who landed in Virginia in 1622
- Ritchard Atkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
- Wm Atkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
- William Atkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
- Silvester Atkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
Atkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jonathan Atkins, who landed in Virginia in 1701
- Eliza Atkins, who landed in Virginia in 1714
- Edmund Atkins, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1734
- Joseph Atkins, who arrived in Connecticut in 1739
- Robert Atkins, who arrived in Jamaica in 1753
Atkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hugh Atkins, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1812
- Samuel Atkins, aged 26, landed in Washington, DC in 1828
- W T Atkins, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
- John R Atkins, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
- G Atkins, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
Atkins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Andrew Atkins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Humphrey Atkins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Atkins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Guy Jerome Atkins, who arrived in Canada in 1835
Atkins Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- H Atkins, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
Atkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Atkins, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- Joseph Atkins, English convict from Hereford, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- George Atkins arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836
- Jane Atkins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838
Atkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Atkins, aged 32, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
- Jane Atkins, aged 28, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
- Joseph Atkins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
- C. W. Atkins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
- Martha Eliza Atkins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
- 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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The Atkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Atkins 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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