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Eken is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of 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 Eken family


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

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Early History of the Eken family

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Early History of the Eken family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eken research.
Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1300, 1321, 1327, 1066 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Eken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eken Spelling Variations

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Eken Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Eken has undergone many spelling variations, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

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Early Notables of the Eken family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Eken family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eken family to Ireland

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Migration of the Eken family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the Eken family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Eken were among those contributors: 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Eken (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eken (post 1700)


  • Bülent Eken (1923-2016), Turkish footballer and coach

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