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Quilkan is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Quilkan is a name that comes from the Norman personal name Wilkins, which in turn is derived from the name William. William, which is derived from the words will, meaning resolution and helm, meaning armed.

Early Origins of the Quilkan family


The surname Quilkan was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times. They were descended from Robert de Wintona, of Glamorgan, one of twelve knights who came into Glamorgan with Robert Fitzhamon, a Norman noble, in 1066. Fitzhamon was Sheriff of Kent and founder of Tewkesbury.

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Early History of the Quilkan family

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Early History of the Quilkan family


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Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1610, 1675, 1616 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Quilkan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quilkan Spelling Variations

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Quilkan Spelling Variations


Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Quilkan family name include Wilkinson, Wilkisson, Wilkiesson and others.

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Early Notables of the Quilkan family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Quilkan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Quilkan family to Ireland

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Migration of the Quilkan family to Ireland


Some of the Quilkan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Quilkan family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Quilkan family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Quilkan family to immigrate North America: William Wilkinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1606, 14 years before the "Mayflower"; Lawrence Wilkinson, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1645; Daniell Wilkinson, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1679.

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The Quilkan Motto

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The Quilkan 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: Non mihi sed tibi gloria
Motto Translation: Glory to thee, not to me.


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