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Hunkins Early Origins



The surname Hunkins was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of South Kimber. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Hunkins Spelling Variations


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Hunkins Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Hunkin, Hunkins, Hunkens, Unkins, Hunkyn, Hunkyns and others.

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Hunkins Early History


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Hunkins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunkins research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hunkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hunkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hunkins 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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Hunkins:

Hunkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kate Hunkins, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • J. Hunkins, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Mrs. J. Hunkins, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Hunkins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Hunkins, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Master Clarence Hunkins, aged 5, who emigrated to America, in 1904
  • Mrs. Dana Hunkins, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Dana Hunkins, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Charles Herman Hunkins, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hunkins (post 1700)



  • Raymond Breedlove "Ray" Hunkins (b. 1939), American attorney, rancher, former law enforcement officer
  • Ray Hunkins, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Hunkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hunkins 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 7 January 2016 at 13:22.

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