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The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ellkins has been spelled many different ways, including Elkins, Elkyns, Ellkins, Ellkens, Elkens, Elekins, Elekins, Elekyns, Elkin and many more.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ellkinss to arrive in North America: Jacob Jacobson Elkins who arrived in New York in 1633; Henry Elkins who settled in Boston in 1635; Isaac Elkins who settled in Alabama in 1849; George Elkins who arrived in San Francisco in 1850.