The Eekink name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Eekink is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Edward
. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin
Early Origins of the Eekink family
The surname Eekink was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Eekink family
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Eekink Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Eekink were recorded, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eekink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eekink family to Ireland
Some of the Eekink 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 Eekink family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Eekink family emigrate to 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.