Atkinson Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Atkinson Family History

If you are conducting some Atkinson family history research then you can view the Atkinson coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Atkinson surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Atkinson and Atkins in Ireland are both derived from the English name Adkins, which is a form of the name Adam. Atkins is found mostly in County Cork,but the more often found name Atkinson is found mostly in Ulster Province, having been introduced there by settlers during the seventeenth century.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Atkinson Coat of Arms

Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
The Fess Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
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