I haven't run across this name in my research. I have been concentrating on the counties of Southeastern/Tidewater/ Jamestown area of Virginia as it seems that many Atkins immigrated there in the 1600's & early 1700's. These counties include Surry, Southampton, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Mecklenberg, among otheres. My NC ancestor can be traced back to there but I have not been able to make a direct connection to one particular family.
It is quite possible your Marie's father was an Atkins from this area. I have come across at least 30-40 different Atkins who immigrated to this part of Virginia during this period.