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The history of the Dakan name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the personal name David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. The surname is a compound of daw and kin, and literally means "the kin of David." Over time there were changes in pronunciation and spelling, leading to many different variants of the name.

Early Origins of the Dakan family


The surname Dakan was first found in Rutland where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Early History of the Dakan family

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Early History of the Dakan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dakan research.
Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1691, 1654 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Dakan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dakan Spelling Variations

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Dakan Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dakan family name include Dakin, Dakins, Dakyn, Daykin, Daykins, Daken, Deakin, Daikins, Daikyns, Daikin, Dayken, Daiken, Deakyn, Deake, Deaken and many more.

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Early Notables of the Dakan family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Dakan family (pre 1700)


Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dakan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Dakan family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Dakan family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dakan surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Mr. Daken who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766; Gilbert Dakins settled in Virginia in 1638; Thomas Dakin settled in Concord. Some members of the name settled in Newfoundland between 1850 and 1871..

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