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The surname Filkins was a patronymic surname, created from a form of the medieval personal name Philip. It was also a habitational name from a place name in Oxfordshire. Forms of the name such as de Filking(es) are found in this region from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Filkins Early Origins



The surname Filkins was first found in Oxfordshire at Filkins is a village in the civil parish of Filkins and Broughton Poggs. The village dates back to the 12th century when it was listed as Filching. The place name probably means "settlement of the family or followers of a man called Filica," from the Old English personal name + "-ingas." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However, the first record of the surname was found in Cheshire in the 13th century when Filkin family held estates there at that time.

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Filkins Spelling Variations


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Filkins Spelling Variations



Filkins has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Filkin, Filkyn, Fylkin, Fulkin, Fulkyn, Filkins, Philkin, Phylkin, Filken, Felkin and many more.

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Filkins Early History


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Filkins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Filkins research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1549, 1453, 1583, 1510, 1600, 1045, 1424, 1505, 1535, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Filkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Filkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Filkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Filkins Notables 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Filkinss to arrive on North American shores:

Filkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Filkins, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

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Contemporary Notables of the name Filkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Filkins (post 1700)



  • Leslie William Filkins Jr. (b. 1956), American former Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1975 to 1983
  • Perry Filkins (b. 1988), American professional mixed martial artist
  • Delina Filkins (1815-1928), née Ecker, an American supercentenarian who reached that age of 113 years 214 days
  • Peter Filkins, American poet and literary translator
  • Zachary Douglas "Zach" Filkins (b. 1978), American musician and model, the lead guitarist of the pop rock band OneRepublic
  • Dexter Price Filkins (b. 1961), American journalist, known for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the New York Times

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Filkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Filkins 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 10 November 2014 at 16:49.

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