The Eegind family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edward
. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin
Early Origins of the Eegind family
The surname Eegind was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Eegind family
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Eegind Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Eegind include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eegind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eegind family to Ireland
Some of the Eegind 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 Eegind family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Eegind were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.