Ellkins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ellkins family
The surname Ellkins was first found in Oxfordshire where Elekin (without surname) was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.   The Feet of Fines for Essex listed John Elekyn there in 1310 and later Thomas Elkyns was listed in Oxfordshire in 1447. 
Early History of the Ellkins family
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Ellkins Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Ellkins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ellkins family
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.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)