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The name Carkin reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Carkin family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest in 1066. Carkin is a name for a person who was known as the carman, or one who rented or let out vehicles. Often carmen were known as hostilers.

Carkin Early Origins



The surname Carkin was first found in Cumberland in the lands of Carman where they held a family seat from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.

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Carkin Spelling Variations


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Carkin Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Carman, Carmen, Carmine, Carmyn and others.

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Carkin Early History


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Carkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carkin research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, and 1300 are included under the topic Early Carkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carkin Notables 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carkin or a variant listed above: Henry Carman aged 23; who settled in Virginia in 1620; the same year that the "Mayflower" arrived to the north in Massachusetts; John Carman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1621 the year following the "Mayflower," and S. Carman settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carkin (post 1700)



  • John H. Carkin (b. 1853), American Republican politician, Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1913, 1923-27; Speaker of the Oregon State House of Representatives, 1927
  • Herbert B. Carkin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1956

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Carkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carkin 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 9 December 2015 at 10:24.

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