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The name Calkin is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the given name Nicholas. Col was a common diminutive of the name Nicholas, and kin was often used to denote "son of." The name as a whole meant "son of Nicholas."

Calkin Early Origins



The surname Calkin was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Calkin Spelling Variations


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Calkin Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Calkin has undergone many spelling variations, including Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.

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Calkin Early History


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Calkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calkin research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1293 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Calkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Calkin were among those contributors:

Calkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Calkin, who arrived in New London, Conn in 1638

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calkin (post 1700)



  • Samuel Calkin, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 15th District in 2010
  • R. C. Calkin, American politician, Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • Alonzo A. Calkin, American politician, Chair of Sullivan County Republican Party, 1910
  • Allan G. Calkin, American politician, Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980
  • Hervey Chittenden Calkin (1828-1913), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Samuel Calkin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 15th District, 2010
  • R. C. Calkin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • Hervey Chittenden Calkin (1828-1913), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1869-71
  • Alonzo A. Calkin, American Republican politician, Chair of Sullivan County Republican Party, 1910
  • Allan G. Calkin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Calkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calkin 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 16 November 2015 at 11:05.

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