The name Calking was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. 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."
Early Origins of the Calking family
The surname Calking was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Calking family
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Calking Spelling Variations
Calking has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Calking have been found, including Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.
Early Notables of the Calking family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calking family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Calkings to arrive on North American shores: Patrick Colkins who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773.