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The Junkin 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 Junkin 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.

Junkin Early Origins



The surname Junkin 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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Junkin Spelling Variations


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Junkin 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 Junkin has seen various spelling variations: Jenkins, Jenkin, Jankins, Jenkynn, Jenkynns, Jenkyns, Jinkines, Jinkins, Jenkens, Junkin, Junkins and many more.

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Junkin Early History


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Junkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junkin 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 Junkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Junkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Junkin 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 Junkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Junkin In Ireland


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Junkin In Ireland



Some of the Junkin 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 late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Junkin:

Junkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Junkin, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Junkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Junkin, aged 18, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • John Junkin, aged 24, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Samuel Junkin, aged 30, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • James Junkin, who landed in Mississippi in 1856
  • Thomas James Junkin, who arrived in Mississippi 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 Junkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Junkin (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Franklin Junkin (1822-1908), Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania
  • Michael Wayne Junkin (b. 1964), former American NFL football linebacker
  • Rev. George Junkin D. D., LL. D. (1790-1868), American educator and Presbyterian minister
  • Abner Kirk "Trey" Junkin III (b. 1961), former American NFL football tight end
  • John Junkin, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 2000
  • J. E. Junkin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1924
  • George C. Junkin, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20
  • Charles M. Junkin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1896, 1900
  • Benjamin Franklin Junkin (1822-1908), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1859-61; State Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1871
  • Joseph Brian Junkin (b. 1946), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Junkin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    6. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Junkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Junkin 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 28 October 2015 at 09:27.

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