The Etchinson surname was patronymic
name created from Atkin, a Middle English personal name
, which was one of the many pet forms of Adam.
Early Origins of the Etchinson family
The surname Etchinson was first found in the counties of Northumberland
where they held a family seat
from ancient times long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The name was derived from Atkin and Adkin.
Early History of the Etchinson family
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Etchinson Spelling Variations
The name Etchinson, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Atkinson, Aitkinson, Atkenson, Aitkenson, Atkington, Attkinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Etchinson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Etchinson family to Ireland
Some of the Etchinson family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Etchinson family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Etchinson family, or who bore a variation of the surname Etchinson were James Atkinson who settled in Virginia in 1635; also settling in Virginia were, Charles 1623; Edward 1635; Francis 1623; George 1635; Henry 1639; James 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Etchinson (post 1700)
- Gene E. Etchinson, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Irvington, New Jersey, 2010 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Etchinson 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: Esperance en Dieu
Motto Translation: Hope in God.