I have some Eakins in my family as well from Northern Ireland. One town that they were from was Limavady, Ireland. I have a David Eakin born in 1882. The family traveled back and forth from Ireland to Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. My Eakin married a Mary Jane Beattie, born in Scotland to Henry Beattie and Sarah Taylor both of Belfast area..Any relations? I cannot find David Eakin's parents but I would assume that David is a family name as he named his son David as well,..