Eakin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Eakin family
The surname Eakin was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Eakin family
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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.
Early Notables of the Eakin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eakin family to Ireland
Some of the Eakin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Eakin migration to the United States
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, who 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, who settled in New York in 1803
- Robert Eakin, aged 38, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 
- Samuel Eakin, aged 50, who 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 
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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 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html