name Colkin 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 Colkin family
The surname Colkin was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colkin family
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Colkin Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Colkin were recorded, including Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.
Early Notables of the Colkin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colkin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Colkin family emigrate to North America:
Colkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Colkin, who landed in Mississippi in 1853 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Colkin (post 1700)
- Lee Colkin, English footballer for Hinckley United F.C