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

Attkisson Early Origins



The surname Attkisson 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.

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Attkisson Spelling Variations


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Attkisson Spelling Variations



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

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Attkisson Early History


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Attkisson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Attkisson research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Attkisson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Attkisson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Attkisson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Attkisson In Ireland


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Attkisson In Ireland



Some of the Attkisson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Attkisson surname who came to North America were: James Atkinson who settled in Virginia in 1635; also settling in Virginia were, Charles 1623; Edward 1635; Francis 1623; George 1635; Henry 1639; James 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Attkisson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Attkisson (post 1700)



  • William R. Attkisson (d. 1941), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 38th District, 1938-41
  • Eugene Rufus Attkisson (1873-1939), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932

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Motto


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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: Esperance en Dieu
Motto Translation: Hope in God.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Attkisson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Attkisson 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 November 2015 at 10:13.

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