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Elderkin is a name that comes from the noble Boernician clans of the Scottish-English border region. It is a name for a person who was the elder of two people, bearing the same name. Elderkin is a nickname surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. Members of the Elderkin family were originally found in Edinburghshire, where they had been settled prior to the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Elderkin Early Origins



The surname Elderkin was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Elderkin Spelling Variations


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Elderkin Spelling Variations



Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. Elderkin has been spelled Elder, Elders, Eldar, MacNoravaich and others.

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Elderkin Early History


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Elderkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elderkin research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Elderkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elderkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elderkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Elderkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elderkin In Ireland


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Elderkin In Ireland



Some of the Elderkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Elderkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matilda Elderkin, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • M. Elderkin, aged 35, a matron, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Elderkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Elderkin (post 1700)



  • Noble S. Elderkin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from St. Lawrence County 3rd District, 1849-51
  • Noble Strong Elderkin (1810-1875), American politician
  • Mark Elderkin (b. 1963), American entrepreneur
  • Paul Elderkin (b. 1987), English professional basketball player
  • Thomas Elderkin (1909-1961), English cricketer
  • Angus Alexander Elderkin (b. 1896), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Nabil Elderkin, Australian professional photographer and music video and film director

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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: Virtute duce
Motto Translation: With virtue for guide.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Elderkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elderkin 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 19 September 2016 at 14:17.

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