Eaken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Eaken family

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

Important Dates for the Eaken family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eaken research. Another 152 words (11 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Eaken family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Eaken family to Ireland

Some of the Eaken family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eaken migration to the United States

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, who landed in Tennessee in 1812 [1]
  • English Eaken, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • George Eaken, aged 30, who landed in Tennessee in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eaken (post 1700)

  • Dwight A. Eaken, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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