× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2018


The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Eegent came from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.

Eegent Early Origins



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

Close

Eegent Early History


Expand

Eegent Early History



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

Close

Eegent Spelling Variations


Expand

Eegent Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eegent family name include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

Close

Eegent Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Eegent Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

Eegent In Ireland


Expand

Eegent In Ireland



Some of the Eegent 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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Eegent surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.

Close

Eegent Family Crest Products


Expand

Eegent Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also



Sign Up

  


BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest