The name Edgens is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edward
. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin
Early Origins of the Edgens family
The surname Edgens was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Edgens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edgens research.Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1300, 1321, 1327, 1066 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Edgens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Edgens Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Edgens has been spelled many different ways, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Edgens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edgens family to Ireland
Some of the Edgens 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.
Migration of the Edgens family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Edgenss to arrive in North America: Jonathon Eakin, a merchant from Somerset
, who arrived in Maryland in 1685; James Eakin made his home in the same state in 1759; Robert Eakin settled in New York in 1803.