Wilkins Family Crest

Wilkins Family Crest

Wilkins Family Crest

 

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Origin Displayed: English

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilkins, Wilkin, Wilkines, Wilkyn, Wilking and others.

First found in Glamorganshire where they were seated from early times.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Wilking, a juror of St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1753; Maudlin Wilkin settled in the Barbados in 1654; Bridget and John Wilkines settled in Virginia in 1623.

(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Be ye prudent.

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Suggested Readings for the name Wilkins
Pioneers and Patriots: A History of the John Wilkins and Some Related Families of Virginia by James Richard Wilkins.

Some noteworthy people of the name Wilkins

    * Professor Maurice Wilkins (b. 1916), New Zealand-born English biophysicist, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1962)
    * John Wilkins (1614-1672), English churchman
    * Graham Wilkins, Chairman of Beechams Group
    * Charles Wilkins, Director, Hawker Siddeley
    * Sir George Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958), Australian polar explorer
    * Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins (b. 1916), British physicist
    * Major Raymond H Wilkins, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943

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