Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. 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 Eekint family
Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Eekint family
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Eekint Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Eekint has appeared include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eekint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eekint family to Ireland
Some of the Eekint family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eekint family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eekint arrived in North America very early: 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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