Atkyns History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo Saxon surname Atkyns came from the personal name Adam. Atkyns is a diminutive which means son of Adam.

Early Origins of the Atkyns family

The surname Atkyns was first found in Westmorland and Northumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times, before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early History of the Atkyns family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atkyns research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1296, 1379, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Atkyns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atkyns Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Atkyns family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Atkyns Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Atkyns family to Ireland

Some of the Atkyns 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Atkyns family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Atkyns (post 1700) +

  • Edward Atkyns Bray (1778-1857), English poet and miscellaneous writer, born at the Abbey House, Tavistock, the only son of Edward Bray, solicitor, and manager of the Devonshire estates of the Duke of Bedford [1]


  1. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019


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