Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.
Early Origins of the Eagent family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Eagent family
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Eagent Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eagent have been found, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eagent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eagent family to Ireland
Some of the Eagent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eagent family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Eagent, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Jonathon Eakin, a merchant from Somerset, England, 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.
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