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The name Eakins has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.

Eakins Early Origins



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

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Eakins Spelling Variations


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Eakins Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eakins include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

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Eakins Early History


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Eakins Early History



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

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Eakins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eakins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Eakins In Ireland


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Eakins In Ireland



Some of the Eakins 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Eakins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Eakins settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1635
  • Jonathon Eakins settled in Maryland in 1685

Eakins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Eakins settled in Maryland in 1740
  • David Eakins settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1796

Eakins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Eakins, aged 38, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • James Eakins, who arrived in America in 1803
  • Margaret Eakins, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Margaret, Eakins Jr., who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Rosannah Eakins, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eakins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Eakins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Eakins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Eakins, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
  • Mary Eakins, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eakins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eakins (post 1700)



  • James Scott Eakins (b. 1946), retired American professional basketball player
  • James Eakins (b. 1846), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Huron County, 1881-82
  • Gladys Eakins, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1919
  • Dallas Eakins (b. 1967), former American ice hockey defenseman
  • Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins (1844-1916), American painter, photographer and sculptor
  • John Eakins (d. 1998), Canadian politician

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Eakins Historic Events


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Eakins Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Eric Eakins, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Eakins Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eakins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eakins 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 29 October 2015 at 09:29.

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