The name Eykins is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Edward
. This surname was a diminutive form of Ede-kin
Early Origins of the Eykins family
The surname Eykins was first found in Oxfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Eykins family
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Eykins 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 Eykins has undergone many spelling variations
, including Eakin, Eakins, Ekins, Ekin, Eaking, Heakins and many more.
Early Notables of the Eykins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eykins family to Ireland
Some of the Eykins family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Eykins 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 Eykins were among those contributors: Jonathon Eakin, a merchant from Somerset
, 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.