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The ancient history of the Eccleston name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in a region named Eccleston in Lancashire and Chester. The surname Eccleston is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Eccleston Early Origins



The surname Eccleston was first found in Lancashire at Eccleston, a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley. This place gave name to a family as early as the reign of Richard I. Alan de Eccleston was listed as a tenant of Edward III and his pedigree ascends to the time of Henry III. This township is probably the Eglestun of Domesday Book of 1086. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Another early record of the surname was Thomas of Eccleston, a thirteenth century English Franciscan chronicler, best known for his "De Adventu Fratrum Minorum in Angliam." It tells the story of when Franciscan friars first came to England in 1224 to about 1258. He was known as "Brother Thomas" and was later given the title "of Eccleston."

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Eccleston Spelling Variations


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Eccleston Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eccleston include Eccleston, Ecclestone, Eccleton and others.

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Eccleston Early History


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Eccleston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eccleston research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1094, 1659, 1743, 1610 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Eccleston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eccleston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eccleston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eccleston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eccleston In Ireland


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Eccleston In Ireland



Some of the Eccleston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eccleston or a variant listed above:

Eccleston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Eccleston who settled in New England in 1706

Eccleston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Eccleston arrived in New York in 1823
  • Edward Eccleston, who arrived in New York in 1839
  • Mrs. Eccleston, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • James and Henry Eccleston arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

Eccleston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Eccleston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eccleston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eccleston (post 1700)



  • Jennifer Eccleston (b. 1969), American television journalist, who has worked for CNN, Fox News and MSNBC
  • Samuel Eccleston S.S. (1801-1851), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church, 5th Archbishop of Baltimore (1834 to 1851)
  • John Eccleston, American politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1796
  • H. Clinton Eccleston, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from North Stonington, 1902
  • Harry Norman Eccleston OBE (1923-2010), English first full-time artist and designer of banknotes at the Bank of England from Coseley, West Midlands
  • Nathan Geoffrey Junior Eccleston (b. 1990), English football striker
  • John Eccleston, British puppeteer, writer and presenter, lead puppeteer of Rygel on Farscape
  • Christopher Eccleston (b. 1964), British three-time BAFTA Award nominated actor, best known for his role in the British television series Doctor Who

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Motto



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: Spero meliora
Motto Translation: I hope for better things.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Eccleston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eccleston 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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