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Origin of Akens

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Origin of Akens, Meaning of Akens

Origin: The name Akins originated in Scotland and can be found on records dating back to the 14th century. Thought to derive from the place name AKIN (as in Kyle Akin, Dun Akin, etc.)originating from ACAIN the Gaelic form of the name HAKON, a Norse name brought to Scotland by the Vikings who invade the Western Isles in the 10th-13th Centuries. It may also be derived from the Gaelic name Eachin (Hector), meaning 'Horse Lord', it is sometimes spelled Eakins, particularly among those Scots who settled in the province of Ulster, Ireland, begining in the 17th century.
Surnames: Ackin, Ackins, Aicken, Aickens, Aiken, Aikens, Aikin, Aikins, Akin, Akins, Eaken, Eakens, Eakin, Eakins, Ekin, Ekins
Submitted by: Julie A. Akins

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