Ekin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Ekin begins with 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 Ekin family

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

Early History of the Ekin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ekin research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1300, 1321, 1327, 1066 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Ekin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ekin Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ekin has been recorded under many different variations, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

Early Notables of the Ekin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Ekin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Ekin family to Ireland

Some of the Ekin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ekin migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ekin or a variant listed above:

Ekin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jam Ekin, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Ekin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Ekin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • David Ekin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1811 [1]
  • George Ekin, aged 44, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1825 [1]

New Zealand Ekin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ekin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Albert Ekin, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 [2]
  • Mrs. Mary Ekin, (b. 1795), aged 63, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [2]
  • Mr. William Ekin, (b. 1797), aged 61, British labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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