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Where did the Scottish Eckert family come from? What is the Scottish Eckert family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eckert family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eckert family history?Eckert is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Eckert family lived in the old barony of Urquhart, which is located on Loch Ness in the county of Inverness.
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Eckert has been spelled Urquhart, Urquhard, Urchard, Orchard and many more.
First found in Elginshire a former county in northeastern Scotland, in the present day Scottish Council Area of Moray, where Galleroch Urchart was confirmed with lands in Cromarty, and Inverness. He held a family seat at the Castle of Urquhart in 1214.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckert research. Another 353 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1358, 1611, 1660, 1114, 1759, 1611 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Eckert History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eckert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Eckert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Eckert:
Eckert Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Eckert Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Eckert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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