Atkinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Atkinson family

The surname Atkinson 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.

Important Dates for the Atkinson family

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Atkinson Spelling Variations

The name, Atkinson, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.

Early Notables of the Atkinson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Atkinson family to Ireland

Some of the Atkinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atkinson migration to the United States

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Atkinson surname who came to North America were:

Atkinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Atkinson, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Atkinson, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Charles Atkinson, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Joseph Atkinson, who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Theodore Atkinson, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Atkinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Stephen Atkinson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1713 [1]
  • Theis Atkinson, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Mrs. E Atkinson, who arrived in New England in 1729 [1]
  • Law Atkinson, who landed in Maryland in 1746 [1]
  • Lawrence Atkinson, who arrived in Maryland in 1746 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Atkinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geo Atkinson, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • Richard Atkinson, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Jane Atkinson, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Eliza Atkinson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Abraham Atkinson, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Atkinson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Atkinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Atkinson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Atkinson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Atkinson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Jane Atkinson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • John Atkinson, aged 45, who landed in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
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Atkinson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Atkinson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Mrs. Mary Atkinson, aged 23 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Naomi" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]
  • Miss. Bridget Atkinson, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wolfville" departing 25th May 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board [3]
  • Mrs. Martha Atkinson, aged 65 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Broom" departing 13th June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 6th August 1847 but she died on board [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Atkinson, aged 5 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wolfville" departing 25th May 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but he died on board [3]
Atkinson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • I Atkinson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Atkinson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Atkinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Atkinson, a saddler, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Atkinson, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Joseph Atkinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [5]
  • Robert Atkinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [5]
  • THomas Atkinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [5]
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Atkinson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Atkinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Atkinson, aged 21, a teacher, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Mary Atkinson, aged 22, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • William Atkinson, aged 26, a farm servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Mr. William Atkinson, (b. 1816), aged 26, British farm servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" arriving in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand on 28th October 1842 [6]
  • Mr. Atkinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Phoebe" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 18th April 1843 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Atkinson (post 1700)

  • George Francis Atkinson (1854-1918), American botanist and mycologist
  • Lieutenant-General Joseph Hampton Atkinson (1900-1984), American Commanding Officer of the Second Air Force, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana (1949-1952) [7]
  • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson (1863-1942), American author, journalist and teacher
  • Justin Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984), American journalist who won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence
  • John William Atkinson (1923-2003), American psychologist who pioneered the scientific study of human motivation, achievement and behavior
  • Theodore Francis Atkinson (1916-2005), American thoroughbred horse racing jockey, inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1957
  • B. A. Atkinson, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Camden County, 1923-24 [8]
  • Arthur K. Atkinson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [8]
  • Archibald Atkinson (1792-1872), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1815-17, 1828-31; Member of Virginia State Senate, 1839-43; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1843-49 [8]
  • Alex Atkinson, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 26th District, 1902-03 [8]
  • ... (Another 103 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Atkinson family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. John Atkinson (1890-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [9]
Flight 191
  • Sherry Atkinson, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [10]
HMS Dorsetshire
  • Hugh Atkinson, British aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [11]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Robert Atkinson (b. 1915), English Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from South Shields, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [12]
  • Mr. John H Atkinson (b. 1920), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Belper, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [12]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Edward W Atkinson, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [13]
HMS Royal Oak
  • John Atkinson (1901-1939), born in Winlaton, Gateshead, England, British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [14]
  • Thomas Edward Atkinson (1921-1939), born in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England, British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [14]
Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Judith Ellen Atkinson (1951-1988), American Art Historian And Consultant from London, England, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [15]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 64)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Joseph Atkinson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Atkinson/Joseph_Hampton/USA.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  10. ^ Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area
  11. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  12. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  13. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  14. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  15. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html
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