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Where did the English Ekins family come from? What is the English Ekins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ekins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ekins family history?

The Anglo-Saxon name Ekins comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edward. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin.

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One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ekins has appeared include Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.

First found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very early times.


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

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More information is included under the topic Early Ekins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Ekins 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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ekins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • George Ekins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • Oliver Ekins, aged 41, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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The Ekins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ekins Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 May 2014 at 18:59.

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