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Multiple Origins for the Surname Jenkin


English


The Jenkin surname is derived from the Middle English given name Jenkin, which was in turn created from a diminutive of the name John, with the suffix "kin," added to the name. Generally, the Jenkin variant of this name came from the Devon- Cornwall region.

Jenkin Early Origins



The surname Jenkin was first found in Sussex where Richard Janekyn was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. Other early records of the name include Richard Jenkins, listed in the Somerset Subsidy Rolls in 1327, William Jonkyn, recorded in the "Calendar of Inquisitiones post mortem" in 1297, Alicia Jonkyn, listed in the Poll Tax of Yorkshire in 1379, well as William Jankins, recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1327.

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Jenkin Spelling Variations


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Jenkin Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Jenkins, Jenkin, Jankins, Jenkynn, Jenkynns, Jenkyns, Jinkines, Jinkins, Jenkens, Junkin, Junkins, Jenkings and many more.

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Jenkin Early History


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Jenkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jenkin research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1565, 1584, 1607, 1689, 1731, 1739, 1598, 1678, 1613, 1685, 1681, 1672, 1675, 1676, 1677, 1680 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Jenkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jenkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jenkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Jenkins (1598-1678), an English composer born in Maidstone, Kent, who served as a musician to the Royal and noble families and composed many pieces for strings; William Jenkyn (1613-1685)...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jenkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jenkin In Ireland


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Jenkin In Ireland



Some of the Jenkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Jenkin or a variant listed above:

Jenkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Oliver Jenkin, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • David Jenkin, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • John Jenkin, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • Morgan Jenkin, who settled in Nevis in 1654
  • Geo Jenkin, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jenkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L Jenkin, who landed in New York, NY in 1803

Jenkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Jenkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm
  • Richard Jenkin, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Ascendant" in 1851
  • John Jenkin, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Christina Jenkin, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Richard Jenkin, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jenkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ephraim Jenkin, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Amelia Jenkin, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • James Jenkin, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Ann M. Jenkin, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • Edith A. Jenkin, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jenkin (post 1700)



  • Albert Jenkin (1872-1961), English born, Welsh international rugby player
  • Charles Patrick Fleeming Jenkin (b. 1926), Baron Jenkin of Roding, British politician
  • Robert Jenkin (b. 1977), British entrepreneur with interests in Bulgaria
  • Richard Jenkin (1925-2002), Cornish language scholar and politician
  • Patrick Jenkin (b. 1926), Baron Jenkin of Roding, British politician
  • Kenneth Hamilton Jenkin (1900-1980), British writer, founder of the Cornish Miner
  • Guy Jenkin, British comedy writer
  • Fleeming Jenkin (1833-1885), British engineer
  • Bernard Jenkin (b. 1959), British politician

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Jenkin Historic Events


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Jenkin Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leonard Mons Jenkin (b. 1915), English Petty Office Stoker from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur Richard Jenkin, British Not known, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Stephen Curnow Jenkin (d. 1912), aged 32, English Second Class passenger from St. Ives, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Jenkin


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Suggested Readings for the name Jenkin



  • Greenbury Jenkins of Cherokee County, Texas by Jack S. Jenkins.
  • The Jenkins Family of Virginia and North Carolina by Antoinette Cornelia Bowen.

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Motto


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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: Perge sed caute
Motto Translation: Advance but cautiously .


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Jenkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jenkin 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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