Anglo-Saxon surname Eegan came from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.
Early Origins of the Eegan family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Eegan family
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Eegan Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eegan has been recorded under many different variations, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eegan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eegan family to Ireland
Some of the Eegan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eegan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eegan or a variant listed above: Jonathon Eakin, a merchant from Somerset, England, 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.
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