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Where did the German Eklin family come from? What is the German Eklin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eklin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eklin family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Eklun, Eklin, Ecklin, Eklund, Ecklun, Eklen and many more.

First found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eklin research. Another 208 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eklin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Eklin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: David Ecklin, who arrived in New Castle, DE in 1755; Jean Ecklen, who arrived in America in 1817; Andrew J. Eklen, who came to New York, NY in 1833; C. J. Eklund, who settled in New Orleans in 1843.

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  2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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The Eklin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eklin 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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