Deekin is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from the personal name
David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. The surname is a compound of daw
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 Deekin family
The surname Deekin was first found in Rutland where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Deekin family
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Deekin Spelling Variations
Deekin has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Deekin have been found, including Dakin, Dakins, Dakyn, Daykin, Daykins, Daken, Deakin, Daikins, Daikyns, Daikin, Dayken, Daiken, Deakyn, Deake, Deaken and many more.
Early Notables of the Deekin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deekin family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Deekins to arrive on North American shores:
Deekin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Deekin, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 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)