The name ‘Wilkerson’ originates from England. It is a patronymic of ‘Wilkin’ derived from a medieval name, a short form of the name ‘Will’ a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from the Middle English word ‘will’ (from the West Saxon form, ‘wiell (a)’, from the Old English word ‘well (a)’). With the addition of the hypocoristic suffix -kin (of Low Germanic origin). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Wilkerson’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 18th century were a ‘Robert Girling’, married ‘Ann Wilkerson’, at St, George’s Chapel, London, England, in 1782. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Wilkerson’, aged 39, a sawyer by trade, from the city of London, England. He immigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Jenny & Polly’ on the 24th of January 1774, arriving in Maryland on the 30th of January o… Coat of arms: Gules, on a chevron betw…
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