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Parkins is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Peter. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames. In this case the surname Parkins was originally derived from two elements; per a form of Peter and the suffix kin. The literal meaning of the surname is Little Peter, which denotes the son of Peter.

Parkins Early Origins



The surname Parkins was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Parkins Spelling Variations


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Parkins Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Parkins has undergone many spelling variations, including Perkins, Perkin, Perkyns, Perkens, Perkynn and others.

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Parkins Early History


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Parkins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parkins research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1327, 1327, 1558, 1602, 1649 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Parkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parkins Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parkins 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Parkins were among those contributors:

Parkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Parkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Andrew Parkins, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Gressam Parkins, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Parkins, who arrived in Maryland in 1674

Parkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Parkins, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1862

Parkins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Parkins, who landed in Canada in 1829

Parkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Parkins, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"

Parkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John T. Parkins, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • John Parkins, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • John Parkins, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
  • Mary Parkins, aged 38, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877
  • Mary Ann Parkins, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkins (post 1700)



  • William L. Parkins, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1910

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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: Simplex vigilum veri
Motto Translation: An honest one of the sentinels of truth.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Parkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parkins 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 24 November 2015 at 09:32.

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