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Eakes Early Origins



The surname Eakes was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. They held a family seat at the lands of Reikie near Alford in Aberdeen.

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Eakes Spelling Variations


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Eakes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reekie, Reikie, Rikie, Reky and others.

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Eakes Early History


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Eakes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eakes research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1567, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Eakes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eakes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eakes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Reekie, who came to Ontario in 1848; Alexander Reekie, who settled in Detroit in 1861; John Reekie, who arrived in Ontario in 1848; and William Reekie, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eakes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eakes (post 1700)



  • Pamela Eakes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008
  • Mildred Eakes (1923-2014), birth name of Millie Kirkham, an American singer, best known for her backup work for Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Brenda Lee and Eddie Arnold
  • Martin Daniel Eakes, American economic development strategist, co-founder of the Center for Community Self-Help in Durham in 1980
  • Jenny Eakes, American actress, known for Chance (2010), Drived. (2008) and Cold Case (2003)
  • Bobbie Diane Eakes (b. 1961), American two-time Daytime Emmy Award and four-time Soap Opera Digest Award nominated actress and singer, known for All My Children (1970), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and Tainted Dreams (2014)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Reviresco
Motto Translation: I flourish again.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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    The Eakes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eakes 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 2 May 2016 at 17:48.

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