Jakins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Jakins family name to the British Isles. Jakins comes from the personal name Jacques, which is a form of the Latin name Jacobus.

Early Origins of the Jakins family

The surname Jakins was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Nether Silton in the North Riding of Yorkshire. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, Nether Silton was recorded as a village with a Hall and the tenant-in-chief was the Count of Mortain. The Domesday Book was a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy taken after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Jakins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jakins research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1639, 1st , 1628, 1613, 1818, 1653, 1639 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Jakins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jakins Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Jacques, Jaques, Jack, Jacks, Jackes, Jakes, Jeeks, Jeke, Jeex, Jaquiss, Jaquez and many more.

Early Notables of the Jakins family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jakins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jakins family to Ireland

Some of the Jakins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jakins migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jakins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ruth Jakins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Platina" in 1839 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jakins (post 1700)

  • Tahj Jakins (b. 1975), retired American soccer defender
  • Judith Helen "Judy" Jakins (b. 1940), Australian former politician, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1984 to 1991

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Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLATINA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Platina.htm
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