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The name Eakin originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.

Eakin Early Origins



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

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Eakin Spelling Variations


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Eakin Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Eakin has appeared include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

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Eakin Early History


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Eakin Early History



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

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Eakin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eakin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Eakin In Ireland


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Eakin In Ireland



Some of the Eakin 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


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eakin arrived in North America very early:

Eakin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonathon Eakin, a merchant from Somerset, England, who arrived in Maryland in 1685

Eakin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Eakin made his home in Maryland in 1759
  • George Eakin, who arrived in America in 1795

Eakin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Eakin settled in New York in 1803
  • Robert Eakin, aged 38, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Samuel Eakin, aged 50, arrived in America in 1803
  • David Eakin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • James Eakin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eakin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eakin (post 1700)



  • Richard Ronald Eakin (b. 1938), American academic, the eighth chancellor of East Carolina University
  • Oliver Kay Eakin Jr. (1917-1993), American NFL football player
  • Kevin Eakin (b. 1981), American NFL and CFL football quarterback
  • J. Michael Eakin (b. 1948), American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Eakin (1848-1917), American judge and attorney, the 19th Chief Justice on the Oregon Supreme Court
  • Myrtle Sue Lyles Eakin (1918-2009), American professor, newspaper columnist, and historian
  • W. S. Eakin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1940
  • Robert Eakin (1848-1917), American Republican politician, Circuit Judge in Oregon, 1895-1906; Justice of Oregon State Supreme Court, 1907-17; Resigned 1917; Chief Justice of Oregon State Supreme Court, 1911-12
  • Justus Oren Eakin (1883-1958), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at New Martinsville, West Virginia, 1934-46
  • J. Mack Eakin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Eakin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eakin 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 12 September 2016 at 12:00.

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