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Where did the English Eyrich family come from? What is the English Eyrich family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eyrich family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eyrich family history?The origins of the name Eyrich are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old Danish and Old Swedish name Erik and the Old Norse name Eiríkr. Many Scandinavian personal names were left in the British Isles as a legacy of the Viking raids which plagued the coastal regions of Britain from the 8th to 10th centuries, and many of these eventually became Anglo-Saxon surnames.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Eyrich has been spelled many different ways, including Herrick, Herricke and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eyrich research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1557, 1753, 1591 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Eyrich History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eyrich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Eyrich family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Eyrichs to arrive in North America:
Eyrich Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus omnia nobilitat
Motto Translation: Virtue ennobles all things.
The Eyrich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eyrich 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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