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Origin and popularity of the name DAKIN


Dakin : English: variant of Dawkin a pet form of the personal name Daw + the diminutive suffix -kin. The name mostly denoted someone known as ‘little or young Ralph’ or perhaps occasionally ‘little or young David’. Ralph was much commoner than David as a personal name in most parts of medieval England. The -kin suffix may have been used to distinguish a son from a father bearing the same personal name.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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