The Deake surname comes from the Old English "Day-Kin," or "Da-Kin," meaning "the kin of David;" while "Daw-kin" was the son of David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. Over time there were changes in pronunciation and spelling, leading to many different variants of the name.
from very early times.
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of this family name include: Dakin, Dakins, Dakyn, Daykin, Daykins, Daken, Deakin, Daikins, Daikyns, Daikin, Dayken, Daiken, Deakyn, Deake, Deaken and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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..