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Dawkins is an English surname. It is a compound of 'Daw', a common diminutive of 'David' during the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
The Middle Ages is a periodization of European history from the 5th century to the 15th century. The Middle Ages follows the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 and precedes the Early Modern Era. It is the middle period of a three-period division of Western history: Classic, Medieval and Modern...

, and Kin; literally "the kin of David".
It has also been linked with the Keynes family
Keynes family
The Keynes family is a prominent English family that has included notable economists, writers, and actors.The descendants of Geoffrey Keynes , are also related to the Darwin — Wedgwood family.-Family tree of modern Keynes family:-History:...

 as a derivative name.
It may refer to:
  • Benjamin C. Dawkins, Jr.
    Benjamin C. Dawkins, Jr.
    Benjamin Cornwell Dawkins, Jr. was a United States federal judge.-Biography:Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Dawkins received a B.A. from Tulane University in 1932 and an LL.B. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1934...

     (1911–1984), US District Judge in Louisiana
    United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
    The United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana is a United States federal court with jurisdiction over approximately two thirds of the state of Louisiana, with courts in Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport...

  • Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr.
    Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr.
    Benjamin Cornwell Dawkins, Sr. was a United States federal judge.Born in Ouachita City, Louisiana, Dawkins completed his law degree at Tulane University in 1906 and entered private practice in Monroe, Louisiana until 1912...

     (1881–1966), US District Judge in Louisiana
  • Brian Dawkins
    Brian Dawkins
    Brian Patrick Dawkins is an American football safety for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft...

     (born 1973), American football
    American football
    American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

    Defensive back
    In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players and linebackers, who take positions directly behind or close to the line of...

     for the Denver Broncos
    Denver Broncos
    The Denver Broncos are a professional American football team based in Denver, Colorado. They are currently members of the West Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

  • Cecil Dawkins
    Cecil Dawkins
    Cecil Dawkins is a North American author primarily of fiction.She was born in 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama, where she grew to adulthood. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a B.A. in English in 1949, she studied at Stanford University, where she earned her M.A. degree in English...

     (born 1927), North American author, also known for her personal correspondence with Flannery O'Connor
    Flannery O'Connor
    Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, O'Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries...

  • Sir Clinton Edward Dawkins
    Clinton Edward Dawkins
    Sir Clinton Edward Dawkins was a British businessman and civil servant.He succeeded Alfred Milner as private secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Goschen in 1889. He later served overseas as undersecretary for finance in Egypt from 1895 to 1899...

     (1859–1905), British businessman and civil servant
  • Darryl Dawkins
    Darryl Dawkins
    Darryl Dawkins is a retired American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets, although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career...

     (born 1957), American basketball
    Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

     player and coach
  • Derek Dawkins
    Derek Dawkins
    Derek Anthony Dawkins is an English former professional footballer, born in Edmonton, London, who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Leicester City, Mansfield Town, Bournemouth and Torquay United....

    , English football
    Football (soccer)
    Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

  • Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III aka Aloe Blacc
    Aloe Blacc
    Aloe Blacc is an American soul singer, rapper, and musician.-Early career and Shine Through :...

    , American soul singer and musician
  • Gookie Dawkins
    Gookie Dawkins
    Travis Sentell "Gookie" Dawkins is a Major League Baseball shortstop.Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft, Dawkins would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Reds on September 3,...

     (born 1979), baseball player
  • Jimmy Dawkins
    Jimmy Dawkins
    James Henry "Jimmy" Dawkins is an American Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer. He is generally considered a part of the "West Side Sound" of Chicago blues.-Career:...

    , Chicago blues musician
  • John Sydney "Joe" Dawkins
    John Dawkins
    John Sydney "Joe" Dawkins, AO , Australian politician, was Treasurer in the Keating Labor government from December 1991 to December 1993...

     (born 1947), Australian politician, instigator of educational reforms known as the Dawkins Revolution
    Dawkins Revolution
    The Dawkins Revolution was a series of Australian tertiary education reforms instituted by the then Labor Education Minister John Dawkins....

  • John Dawkins
    John Dawkins (South Australian politician)
    John Samuel Letts Dawkins is an Australian politician and the Liberal Party of Australia Opposition Whip in the South Australian Legislative Council, and was re-elected for a second eight-year term in the 2006 election....

    , Australian politician, member of South Australian Legislative Council
    South Australian Legislative Council
    The Legislative Council, or upper house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of South Australia. Its central purpose is to act as a house of review for legislation passed through the lower house, the House of Assembly...

  • Johnny Dawkins
    Johnny Dawkins
    -External links:*...

     (born 1963), American basketball player and coach
  • Marian Stamp Dawkins
    Marian Stamp Dawkins
    Marian Ellina Stamp Dawkins is professor for animal behaviour at the University of Oxford, where she heads the Animal Behaviour Research Group. She has published several books, one of which has been translated into German, and many peer-reviewed papers. She is considered an expert in animal welfare...

     (born 1945), professor of animal behaviour at Oxford, ex-wife of Richard Dawkins
  • Marvin Dawkins aka MC Romeo
    MC Romeo
    -Biography:Romeo first found fame in the garage group So Solid Crew and subsequently had a solo career, firstly with the single "Romeo Dunn" which reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart in 2002, and secondly a duet with Christina Milian, "It's All Gravy", which reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart in the...

     (born 1980), British garage music MC and member of So Solid Crew
    So Solid Crew
    So Solid Crew is an electronic and urban musical collective from South London, England, whose hits include "Oh No " and "21 Seconds", the latter reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart in August 2001. Another hit, "They Don't Know", reached number three in November 2001 and "Haters" got to...

  • Paul Dawkins
    Paul Dawkins
    Paul Dawkins is a retired American basketball player, who played for the Utah Jazz of the NBA, appearing in 57 games in the 1979–80 season....

     (born 1979), American basketball player
  • Peter Dawkins
    Peter Dawkins
    Peter Dawkins may refer to:*Pete Dawkins, Vice Chairman of the CitiGroup Private Bank and former Chairman/CEO of Primerica Financial Services, Inc.*Peter Dawkins , English founder of the Francis Bacon Research Trust...

    • Peter Dawkins
      Peter Dawkins (FBRT)
      Peter Dawkins is an author, teacher, consultant and leader of workshops and "pilgrimages".Dawkins an architect, educated at King Edward's High School, Birmingham , and St Catharine's College, Cambridge University , since 1978 writes on the Baconian-Rosicrucian philosophies and "Ancient Wisdom"...

      , writer and founder-director of the Francis Bacon
      Francis Bacon
      Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Albans, KC was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England...

       Research Trust
    • Peter Dawkins
      Peter Dawkins (musician)
      Peter Dawkins is a New Zealand-born record producer and musician, best known for his hit 1970s productions for Australian-based pop artists, including Dragon, Australian Crawl and Air Supply. He has won multiple production awards, including the Countdown Producer of the Year...

       (1946-), New Zealand record producer and musician
    • Peter Miller Dawkins
      Pete Dawkins
      Peter Miller Dawkins is a Heisman Trophy winner, Rhodes Scholar, U.S. Army Brigadier General, and Republican candidate for Senate. He is the former vice chairman of Citigroup Private Bank.-Early life, education and athletic career:...

       (1938-) former US Army Brigadier General
      Brigadier General
      Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces. It is the lowest ranking general officer in some countries, usually sitting between the ranks of colonel and major general. When appointed to a field command, a brigadier general is typically in command of a brigade consisting of around 4,000...

      , Heisman Trophy
      Heisman Trophy
      The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award , is awarded annually to the player deemed the most outstanding player in collegiate football. It was created in 1935 as the Downtown Athletic Club trophy and renamed in 1936 following the death of the Club's athletic director, John Heisman The Heisman Memorial...

       winner, Rhodes Scholar, and currently vice chairman of Citigroup Private Bank
      Citigroup Private Bank
      Citi Private Bank provides personalized wealth management services for ultra-high-net-worth clients who include many entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives. It has 60 offices in 23 countries. To be eligible for an Citi Private Bank account, the minimum net worth is $25 million USD...

  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL , known as Richard Dawkins, is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author...

     (born 1941), ethologist
    Ethology is the scientific study of animal behavior, and a sub-topic of zoology....

    , evolutionary biologist, and noted atheist
  • Richard MacGillivray Dawkins
    Richard MacGillivray Dawkins
    Richard MacGillivray Dawkins was a British archaeologist. He was associated with the British School at Athens, of which he became Director....

     (1871–1955), British archaeologist
  • Sean Dawkins
    Sean Dawkins
    Sean Russell Dawkins is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars from 1993 to 2001....

     (born 1971), American football
    American football
    American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

  • William Boyd Dawkins
    William Boyd Dawkins
    Professor Sir William Boyd Dawkins, FRS, KBE was a British geologist and archaeologist. He was a member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, Curator of the Manchester Museum and Professor of Geology at Owens College, Manchester. He is noted for his research on fossils and the antiquity of man...

     (1837–1929), British geologist and archaeologist

Fictional characters

  • Jack Dawkins aka The Artful Dodger
    The Artful Dodger
    Jack Dawkins, better known as the Artful Dodger, is a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Dodger is a pickpocket, so called for his skill and cunning in that respect. As a result he has become the leader of the gang of child criminals, trained by the elderly Fagin...

    , in Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic...

     novel Oliver Twist
    Oliver Twist
    Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens, published by Richard Bentley in 1838. The story is about an orphan Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to...

  • Hugh Dawkins, alter ego
    Alter ego
    An alter ego is a second self, which is believe to be distinct from a person's normal or original personality. The term was coined in the early nineteenth century when dissociative identity disorder was first described by psychologists...

     of Tasmanian Devil
    Tasmanian Devil (comics)
    Tasmanian Devil is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. He is unrelated to the Looney Tunes character, although both characters are owned by Time Warner. He first appeared in Super Friends #7...

     in the DC Comics
    DC Comics
    DC Comics, Inc. is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in the market for American comic books and related media. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment a company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which itself is owned by Time Warner...