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The Jenkin surname has long been associated with Wales. This surname comes from the personal names Jen, Jan, and Jon, which are all forms of the name John. The surname Jenkin also features the diminutive suffix -kin, which is commonly held to have been brought to Britain from the Netherlands as early as the 12th century, when it is found as a component of the surnames of some Flemish settlers. Generally, the Jenkin variant of this name came from the Devon- Cornwall region.

Jenkin Early Origins



The surname Jenkin was first found in Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jenkin Spelling Variations


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Jenkin Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Jenkin has seen various spelling variations: Jenkins, Jenkin, Jankins, Jenkynn, Jenkynns, Jenkyns, Jinkines, Jinkins, Jenkens, Junkin, Junkins 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 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1625, 1685, 1582, 1663, 1722 and 1798 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)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir Leoline Jenkins (1625-1685), Welsh lawyer, academic, jurist and politician, Judge of the Admiralty; David Jenkins...

Another 26 words (2 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 121 words (9 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



In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Jenkin

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
  • 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)



  • 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
  • Albert Jenkin (1872-1961), English born, Welsh international rugby player

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. 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.

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