Eckhoff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Eckhoff family

The surname Eckhoff was first found in Lincolnshire where Simon filius Echardi was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1219. A few years later, Adam Ecard was listed the the Hundredorum Rolls of 1275 for Norfolk. [1]

Early History of the Eckhoff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckhoff research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1670, 1730, 1678, 1707 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Eckhoff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckhoff Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eckhoff include Eckhard, Echard, Eckert, Eckett and others.

Early Notables of the Eckhoff family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Laurence Echard (c. 1670-1730) son of the Rev. Thomas Echard or Eachard of Barsham, Suffolk. He was a British historian, best known for his "The History...
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United States Eckhoff migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Eckhoff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christ Cath Eckhoff, aged 16, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1787 [2]
Eckhoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Eckhoff, aged 33, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [2]
  • John Frederick William Eckhoff, who landed in New York in 1847 [2]
  • Johann Eckhoff, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • A. H. Eckhoff, who settled in New York, NY in 1854
  • Andreas B. Eckhoff, who settled in Illinois in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Eckhoff migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eckhoff Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Eckhoff, (b. 1815), aged 46, Germanfarm labourer, from Hanover travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [3]
  • Mrs. Wilhelmina Eckhoff, (b. 1825), aged 36, Germansettler, from Hanover travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [3]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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