The surname Fulkyn 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.
Early Origins of the Fulkyn family
The surname Fulkyn 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." 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.
Early History of the Fulkyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fulkyn 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 Fulkyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fulkyn Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fulkyn were recorded, including Filkin, Filkyn, Fylkin, Fulkin, Fulkyn, Filkins, Philkin, Phylkin, Filken, Felkin and many more.
Early Notables of the Fulkyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fulkyn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Fulkyn family emigrate to North America: a Robert Philkyn, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 as a British emigrant. Owen, Peter, and Robert Filkin all received land grants in Virginia between 1656 and 1713. Also, a J.H. Filkin arrived by ship in San Francisco in 1852..