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Origins Available: Dutch, German
Spelling variations of this family name include: Conklin, Conkling and others.
First found in early documents where it was derived from the Dutch word "konkelen" which means "conspirator."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Conklin research. More information is included under the topic Early Conklin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 177 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Conklin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Conklin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ananias Conklin, who arrived in Salem, MA sometime between 1630 and 1640
- Ananias Conklin, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635-1637
Conklin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Betsey Conklin, aged 35, arrived in America in 1821
- Mr. Conklin, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821
- Betsey Conklin, who settled in New York, NY in 1821
- D Conklin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- J Conklin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
Conklin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annie Conklin, aged 23, who landed in America from Tullamore, in 1903
- Charles Treadwell Conklin, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1907
- Almira Conklin, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
- Edward Conklin, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1921
Conklin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Conklin, aka "Old John" U.E who settled in Canada c. 1783
- Mr. Samuel Conklin U.E who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783
- Harold Colyer Conklin (1926-2016), American anthropologist
- Frankie Conklin (1960-2013), American cheer coach for the University of Memphis, he coached seven UCA national championships
- Brigadier-General John French Conklin (1891-1973), American Chief of Personnel Division, Office of the Chief of Engineers (1947-1949)
- George Emerson Conklin (1921-1942), American marine soldier, recipient of the Navy Cross, eponym of the USS Conklin (DE-439)
- Cary Lee Conklin (b. 1968), former American NFL football quarterback
- William Conklin (1872-1935), American silent film actor who appeared in 85 films
- Edwin Grant Conklin (1863-1952), American biologist and zoologist
- Heinie Conklin (1889-1959), American silent film actor who appeared in nearly 400 films
- Nicholas Conklin (1782-1858), founder of Conklin, New York
- Ty Curtis Conklin (b. 1976), American professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
- The Conklin Family: Nicholas Conklin of Cochecton, New York, and His Descendants by Richard O. Eldred.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtutis gloria merces
Motto Translation: Glory is the reward of valour.
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- Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
- Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
- Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
- Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
- Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
- De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
- Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
The Conklin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Conklin 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.
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