The earliest origins of the name Eakan date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons
. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Edward
. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin
Early Origins of the Eakan family
The surname Eakan was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Eakan family
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Eakan Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eakan include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eakan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eakan family to Ireland
Some of the Eakan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eakan family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eakan or a variant listed above: 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.