Eakins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Eakins family

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

Important Dates for the Eakins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eakins research. Another 152 words (11 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Eakins family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Eakins family to Ireland

Some of the Eakins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eakins migration to the United States

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, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1635
  • Jonathon Eakins, who settled in Maryland in 1685
Eakins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Eakins, who settled in Maryland in 1740
  • David Eakins, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1796
Eakins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Eakins, aged 38, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]
  • James Eakins, who arrived in America in 1803 [1]
  • Margaret Eakins, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Margaret, Eakins Jr., who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Rosannah Eakins, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eakins migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eakins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • James Eakins, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Eakins migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Eakins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Eakins, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
  • Mary Eakins, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Contemporary Notables of the name Eakins (post 1700)

  • James Scott Eakins (b. 1946), retired American professional basketball player
  • Dallas Eakins (b. 1967), former American ice hockey defenseman
  • Thomas Cowperthwaite Eakins (1844-1916), American painter, photographer and sculptor
  • James Eakins (b. 1846), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Huron County, 1881-82 [2]
  • Gladys Eakins, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1919 [2]
  • John Eakins (d. 1998), Canadian politician
  • Amy Eakins Casterline, American actress, known for her work on Boys of Summerville (2008), Hope (2010) and Black & White (2011)

Historic Events for the Eakins family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Eric Eakins, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]

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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
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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