Jeakins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Jeakins is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of John. It was originally derived from the Hebrew given name Yocjanan. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Jeakins family

The surname Jeakins was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Jeakins family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeakins research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1375, 1381, 1500, 1669, 1700, 1706 and 1786 are included under the topic Early Jeakins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jeakins Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jeakins have been found, including Jeacock, Jeacocks, Jecock, Jacocke, Jacock, Jacocks, Jaycock, Jaycocke, Jaycocks, Jeacox, Jacox, Jaycox, Jacok, Jecok, Jecokes and many more.

Early Notables of the Jeakins family (pre 1700)

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United States Jeakins migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Jeakins, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Jeakins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Jeakins, who landed in New England in 1634 [1]
  • Alice Jeakins, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]


  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)


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