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Eakin Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Egan. English and Irish: from a pet form of any of the personal names mentioned at Eade.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Etkin, Elkin, Lakin, Makin, Savin, Deakin, Dakin, Eskin, Akin, Eaken

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Where is the Eakin family from?

You can see how Eakin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eakin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eakin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Eakin families living in Quebec. This was about 33% of all the recorded Eakin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Eakin families in 1911.
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What did your Eakin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Eakin. 50% of Eakin men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Eakin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eakin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Eakin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Eakin. For the veterans among your Eakin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eakin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eakin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Eakin in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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