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WILKIN Family HistoryThis interesting surname, of English origin, is derived from "Wil", a pet form of the personal name William, itself coming from the Norman form of an Old French personal name composed of the Germanic elements "wil" meaning "will" or "desire", plus "helm", helmet, protection, plus the diminutive suffix "kin". The surname dates back to the late 12th Century (see below), and further recordings include: Ralph Wylekin, in the 1216 Subsidy Rolls of Norfolk, and Roger Wylkyns, in the 1327 Subsidy Rolls of Staffordshire. Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Wilkins, Wilkens and Wilkings. Recordings from London Church Registers include: Alis Wilkin, who was christened at St...
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