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Early Origins of the Gilkenson family

The surname Gilkenson was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk(1254) is on the site of the original church of St.Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II(1039) and Henry V(1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Gilkenson family

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Gilkenson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilkey, Gilkens, Gilker, Gilkeys, Gilkens, Gikens, Gilkenys, Gillkens and many more.

Early Notables of the Gilkenson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gilkenson family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

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