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Echard Early Origins



The surname Echard was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1219 when Simon Eckhardi held estates in that shire.

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Echard Spelling Variations


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Echard 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 Echard include Eckhard, Echard, Eckert, Eckett and others.

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Echard Early History


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Echard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echard research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1670, 1730, 1678, 1707 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Echard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Echard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Echard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Laurence Echard (circa 1670-1730) son of the Rev. Thomas Echard or Eachard of Barsham, Suffolk, he was a British historian, best known for his "The...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Echard Notables 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 Echard or a variant listed above:

Echard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Echard, who arrived in Maryland in 1743
  • Henrick Echard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763

Echard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Echard, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Albert Echard, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1892

Echard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Karl Echard, aged 29, who arrived in America from Germany, Lalubach, in 1909
  • Ernest Echard, aged 25, who arrived in America from Vatan, France, in 1912
  • Salome Echard, aged 63, who arrived in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Echard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Echard (post 1700)



  • Jacob H. Echard, American Democrat politician, Chair of Fayette County Democratic Party, 1937; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • Capitaine Raoul Cesar Robert Pierre Echard (1883-1922), French World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories
  • Major-General Eugne-Raphal Echard (1880-1961), French General Officer Commanding Forces at the Sarre (1940)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Echard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Echard 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 August 2014 at 09:08.

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