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Eekins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Eekins is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.

Early Origins of the Eekins family


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

Early History of the Eekins family


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Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1300, 1321, 1327, 1066 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Eekins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eekins Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Eekins are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eekins include: Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

Early Notables of the Eekins family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eekins family to Ireland


Some of the Eekins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eekins family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eekins 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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