It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Eagant was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Edward
. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin
Early Origins of the Eagant family
The surname Eagant was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Eagant family
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Eagant Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Eagant include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eagant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eagant family to Ireland
Some of the Eagant family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Eagant family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Eagant were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Jonathon Eakin, a merchant from Somerset
, who arrived in Maryland in 1685; James Eakin made his home in the same state in 1759; Robert Eakin settled in New York in 1803.