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The Deakins name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Deakins was originally a name given to someone who worked as 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.

Deakins Early Origins



The surname Deakins 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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Deakins Spelling Variations


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Deakins Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Deakins are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Deakins include: Deakin, Deacon, Deakan, Deakins, Dekne, Diakne and many more.

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Deakins Early History


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Deakins Early History



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

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Deakins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deakins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Deakins In Ireland


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Deakins In Ireland



Some of the Deakins 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Deakins or a variant listed above: John Deacon who settled in Maine in 1628; and Martha Deacon who settled in Virginia in 1637; Alice Deacon settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Avis Deacon settled in Virginia in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deakins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deakins (post 1700)



  • Sarah Deakins, American Leo Award nominated actress, known for her roles in The Final Cut (2004), Hollow Man II (2006) and Alone in the Dark (2005)
  • Lucy Deakins (b. 1971), American Young Artist Award nominated actress, known for her roles in As the World Turns, The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) and The Great Outdoors (1988)
  • Roger Alexander Deakins CBE, ASC, BSC (b. 1949), English eleven-time Academy Award nominated cinematographer, awarded the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Francis Deakins, American politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1796, 1800 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joanne Cara Deakins (b. 1972), English retired female backstroke swimmer; she won a silver medal in the 1990 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the 1995 Summer Universiade
  • Eric Petro Deakins (b. 1932), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Walthamstow West (1970-1974) and (1974-1987)

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Deakins Historic Events


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Deakins Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Irene  Deakins (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [2]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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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



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Deakins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deakins 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 27 April 2016 at 14:15.

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