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Dakin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Dakin is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes 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 Dakin family


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

Early History of the Dakin family


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Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1691, 1654 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Dakin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dakin Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dakin has been spelled many different ways, including Dakin, Dakins, Dakyn, Daykin, Daykins, Daken, Deakin, Daikins, Daikyns, Daikin, Dayken, Daiken, Deakyn, Deake, Deaken and many more.

Early Notables of the Dakin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dakin family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dakins to arrive in North America:

Dakin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Dakin, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Dakin, who arrived in New England in 1660 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dakin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dakin, who settled in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Dakin, who landed in America in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dakin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Dakin U.E. (b. 1747) born in Quaker Hill, New York, USA from Pawling, Dutchess County, New York who settled in Trout Cove [Centreville], Dibgy, Nova Scotia c. 1783 he married twice having 8 children he died in 1828 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dakin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Dakin, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Richard Dakin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Frances Dakin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm

Dakin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Dakin, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Libertas" in 1856
  • Mary Dakin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Dakin (post 1700)


  • Christine Dakin (b. 1949), American dancer, choreographer, and teacher
  • Janet Wilder Dakin (1910-1994), American philanthropist, zoologist, younger sister of author Thornton Wilder
  • James Harrison Dakin (1806-1852), American architect
  • Dorothy Danvers Dakin (1919-2009), English Headmistress of the Red Maids School, Bristol
  • William John Dakin (1883-1950), Australian (English born) zoologist
  • Henry Drysdale Dakin (1880-1952), English chemist
  • Walford Dakin Selby (1845-1889), English antiquary, the eldest son of Thomas Selby of Witley and Wimbush Hall, Essex

Historic Events for the Dakin family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Vida Laurenia  Dakin (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. Charles  Dakin (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Dorothy M.  Dakin (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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