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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Eaken came from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.

Eaken Early Origins



The surname Eaken was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Eaken Spelling Variations


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Eaken Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eaken has been recorded under many different variations, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

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Eaken Early History


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Eaken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eaken research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1300, 1321, 1327, 1066 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Eaken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eaken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eaken Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Eaken In Ireland


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Eaken In Ireland



Some of the Eaken 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.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eaken or a variant listed above:

Eaken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Eaken, aged 18, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • English Eaken, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • George Eaken, aged 30, landed in Tennessee in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eaken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eaken (post 1700)



  • Dwight A. Eaken, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eaken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eaken 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 29 October 2015 at 09:29.

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