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Wilkin is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Wilkin comes from the Norman personal name William, which is derived from the words will, meaning resolution and helm, meaning armed.

Wilkin Early Origins



The surname Wilkin was first found in Glamorganshire where they held a family seat from early times. They were descended from Robert de Wintona, 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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Wilkin Spelling Variations


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Wilkin Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wilkin were recorded, including Wilkins, Wilkin, Wilkines, Wilkyn, Wilking and others.

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Wilkin Early History


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Wilkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilkin research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1558, 1614, 1672, 1668, 1625, 1626, 1699 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Wilkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Wilkins FRS (1614-1672), an English clergyman, natural philosopher and author, founder of the Invisible College and one of the founders of the Royal Society, Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death; Thomas Wilkins (1625...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilkin 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Wilkin arrived in North America very early:

Wilkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Maudlin Wilkin settled in Barbados in 1654
  • William Wilkin, who landed in Virginia in 1660

Wilkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wilkin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • George Wilkin, aged 30, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1845
  • Christoph Wilkin, aged 66, landed in New York in 1849
  • Dorthea Wilkin, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1849
  • H J Wilkin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860

Wilkin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Wilkin, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Wilkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wilkin, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • John Wilkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) planter 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  • Hannah Wilkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  • John Wilkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846

Wilkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Wilkin landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Robert Wilkin a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Janet Wilkin, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilkin (post 1700)



  • Marijohn Wilkin (1920-2006), American songwriter
  • Abra Prentice Anderson Wilkin (b. 1942), American philanthropist
  • Corporal Edward G Wilkin, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Jon Wilkin (b. 1983), English rugby player
  • Catherine Wilkin (b. 1945), English-born, Australian actress

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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: Estote prudentes
Motto Translation: Be ye prudent.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Wilkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilkin 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 29 November 2016 at 06:46.

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