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 Eegink family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Eegink family
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Eegink Spelling Variations
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 Eegink include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eegink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eegink family to Ireland
Some of the Eegink family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eegink family to the New World and Oceana
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: 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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