The name Colkins is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came 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 Colkins family
The surname Colkins was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colkins family
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Colkins Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Colkins include Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.
Early Notables of the Colkins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colkins family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Colkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Patrick Colkins who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773