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The name Deakin is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a deacon, an officer in the church. The occupation appears in the Old French as diacne, in Old English as diacon or deacon, and in Old English as deakne.

Deakin Early Origins



The surname Deakin was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.

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Deakin Spelling Variations


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Deakin 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 Deakin family name include Deakin, Deacon, Deakan, Deakins, Dekne, Diakne and many more.

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Deakin Early History


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Deakin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deakin research. Another 376 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1212, 1256, 1327, 1332, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Deakin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deakin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deakin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deakin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deakin In Ireland


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Deakin In Ireland



Some of the Deakin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Deakin or a variant listed above:

Deakin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Easter Deakin settled in America in 1703
  • Mary Deakin settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1736
  • William Deakin settled in Annapolis in 1774

Deakin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Deakin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

Deakin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Deakin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1851

Deakin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Deakin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deakin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deakin (post 1700)



  • James Deakin (1929-2007), American journalist
  • Matt Deakin (b. 1980), American competition rower, Olympic champion and world champion
  • Lucy Deakin (b. 1971), American child actress
  • David W. Deakin, American Democrat politician, First Selectman of Bethel, Connecticut; Elected 1961, 1963
  • Alan Deakin (b. 1941), English footballer
  • John "Jack" Deakin (1912-2001), English footballer
  • Michael Deakin (b. 1957), former English cricketer
  • Roger Stuart Deakin (1943-2006), English writer, documentary -maker and environmentalist
  • Julia Deakin (b. 1952), English actress
  • Alex Deakin (b. 1974), English weatherman for the BBC
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In utrumque utroque paratus
Motto Translation: Prepared for both.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Deakin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deakin 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 April 2016 at 21:32.

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