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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



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Eakin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Eakin, who settled in New York in 1803
  • Robert Eakin, aged 38, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Samuel Eakin, aged 50, who arrived in America in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • David Eakin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Eakin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Justus Oren Eakin (1883-1958), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at New Martinsville, West Virginia, 1934-46 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Mack Eakin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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



  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

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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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