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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.

Dakin Early Origins



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

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Dakin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dakin Early History


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Dakin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dakin research. Another 141 words (10 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.

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Dakin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dakin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Thomas Dakin, who arrived in New England in 1660

Dakin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dakin settled in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Dakin, who landed in America in 1860

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 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • Richard Dakin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Frances Dakin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849

Dakin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dakin (post 1700)


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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

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Dakin Historic Events


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Dakin Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Vida Laurenia  Dakin (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Charles  Dakin (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Dorothy M.  Dakin (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Dakin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dakin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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