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Where did the German Von eckstein family come from? What is the German Von eckstein family crest and coat of arms? When did the Von eckstein family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Von eckstein family history?The German surname Von eckstein originated in the region of Hessen, where it is believed to have first emerged. The name is made up of two German words, "Eck," meaning "corner," and "Stein," meaning "stone"; thus, the name literally means "corner-stone." The name was most likely originally borne by someone living near a boundary stone, or, alternatively, to someone working as a stonecutter or mason.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Eckstein, Eckestein, Eckensteiner, von Eckstein, Eckstine and many more.
First found in Hessen, where Heinrich Von eckstein, living in Trechtingshausen in 1235, is the earliest recorded bearer of the name. The young Von eckstein family played an important role during the early Middle Ages as the history of Hessen unfolded.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Von eckstein research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1337, 1350, 1637, 1699, 1769, 1783, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Von eckstein History 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: Anna Ecksteen, who was living in Pennsylvania in 1771; David Eckstein, who settled in Philadelphia after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Johann Eckenstein, who came to New York in 1821.
The Von eckstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Von eckstein 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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