Jenkins family crest
Colors on the Jenkins family crest explained
Argent (silver) - is a symbol of peacefulness and sincerity, both of which were strong values for the Jenkins family.
Or (Gold) - signifies the historical generosity of the ancient Jenkins family.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Jenkins family in times of war.
Symbols on the Jenkins family crest explained
The two lions - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.
The crown - signifies authority either in relation to royalty, societal standing or military ranking.
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Origins of the Jenkins family name
The Jenkins family name is first recorded in early medieval England.
The name is derived from the given name John, which is a popular form of the name in England.
The name John is derived from the Latin name Johannes, which is in turn derived from the Greek name Ἰωάννης (Ioannes).
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Summary of the Jenkins family and the Jenkins family crest
- The name John was borne by several early saints, including John the Baptist and John the Evangelist.
- The Jenkins family name is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
- The Jenkins family name is thought to be of Norman origin.
- It is thought that the first Jenkins family in England were Norman knights who came to England with William the Conqueror in the 11th century.
- The name became popular in England in the late 12th and early 13th century.
- Since then, the Jenkins family name has been found in various parts of England, but is most commonly associated with the counties of Devon and Cornwall.
- The Jenkins family name is also found in Scotland, where it is thought to be of Scottish Gaelic origin. The Gaelic form of the name is thought to be MacIain, which is a derived from the given name John.
- The first Jenkins family in America is thought to have come from Wales in the 1600s.
- They settled in Virginia, where they became farmers and landowners.
- The family continued to grow and prosper in Virginia over the next few generations. In the early 1800s, some members of the Jenkins family moved to other parts of the country, including Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
- The family has continued to thrive in America, and today there are Jenkins families all over the United States.
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