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The name Edkins has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived the personal name Adam. Edkins is a diminutive which means son of Adam.

Edkins Early Origins



The surname Edkins was first found in Westmorland and Northumberland where they held a family seat from ancient times, before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

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Edkins Spelling Variations


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Edkins Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Edkins have been found, including Adkin, Atkin, Atkins, Adekin, Adekyns, Adekyn, Adkins and many more.

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Edkins Early History


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Edkins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edkins research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1296, 1379, 1621, 1601, 1681, 1626, 1685, 1662, 1615, 1677, 1587, 1669, 1630, 1698, 1686, 1689, 1647, 1711, 1610, 1703, 1665, 1670, 1674 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Edkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Edkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Robert Atkins; William Atkins (1601-1681), an English Jesuit; Robert Adkins (1626-1685), English ejected minister of 1662 from Chard, Somerset; Richard Atkyns (1615-1677), an English writer and printer from Gloucestershire; Sir Edward Atkyns SL (1587-1669), an English judge, Baron of the Exchequer; and his son...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Edkins In Ireland


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Edkins In Ireland



Some of the Edkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Edkins, or a variant listed above:

Edkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary E. Edkins, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1896

Edkins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eva Mary Edkins, aged 19, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1913
  • George Thomas M. Edkins, aged 42, who emigrated to America from Victoria, Hong Kong, China, in 1914
  • Winifred Rose Edkins, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from Victoria, Hong Kong, China, in 1914
  • Beresford H. H. Edkins, aged 44, who settled in America from Longreach, Australia, in 1918
  • David Richard Edkins, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from St. Albans, England, in 1923

Edkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry James Edkins, aged 19, a carpenter, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Thomas Edkins, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Edkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Edkins (post 1700)



  • Joseph Edkins (1823-1905), British Protestant missionary who spent 57 years in China

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Motto


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Motto



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: Vincit cum legibus arma
Motto Translation: Vincit cum legibus arma.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Edkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edkins 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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