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  • Agnes Polly (c.1744 - 1798)
  • Benjamin Adkins (1682 - 1756)
    "ADKINS BENJAMIN son of Josiah and Elizabeth m Jane Stevens of New Haven June 8 1709 issue Sarah b March 27 1710 Hannah b Oct 12 1712 no sons Jane his wife d Nov 16 1712 Benjamin m for his 2d wife Eliz...
  • Elizabeth Adkins (c.1695 - 1735)
    William V. Adkins was born 28 Mar 1689 in Charles City, Henrico County, Virginia, USA. He died about 1774 in Richmond, Goochland County, Virginia, USA. William married Elizabeth Parker on 17 Jan 1716...
  • Elizabeth Adkins (1686 - 1775)
  • Elizabeth Adkins (c.1625 - c.1669)
    Alternative date of death: 1/7/1656 (not sourced).

About the Adkins surname

The Adkins surname is derived from Ad(e), a favorite form of the Hebrew given name Adam, meaning red-earth, possibly referring to the earth from which God formed the first man in the Old Testament, plus the Old English pre 7th century suffix -kin. The "d" of Ad(e) was sharpened to "t" in certain areas as a result of dialectal influences. The final "s" is a reduced form of son of.

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