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OTHER FORMS: Burkin, Byrkyn
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 4/28/2012
Meaning & History
The surname "Birkin" comes from a village in Yorkshire of the same name, first recorded as "Byrcene" in the Yorkshire charters of 1030, and as "Berchine" and "Berchinge" in the Domesday Book. The first known person with the surname "Birkin" was Jon de Birkin, a baron who lived in the late-11th century.