The surname Echten was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echten research.Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1814, 1545 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Echten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Echten, Echtelt, Echter, Echtener, Echtenmann, Echtenberg, Eckten, Eichthal, Eichten and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: August Eckdahl, who arrived in Illinois in 1884; Nels Eckdahl, who settled in Illinois in 1888; Axel Eckdahl, who arrived in Illinois in 1888; and Anton Echter, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1889..