Echel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Echel family

The surname Echel was first found in Switzerland, where since ancient times the name Escher was closely associated with the area's feudal conflicts. As they became more prominent, the family formed alliances with powerful nobles and princes during the many turbulent events of the period. Thus Escher merged with other distinguished houses thereby enhancing and extending the family's influence.

Early History of the Echel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echel research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1817, 1899, 1626 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Echel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Echel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Esher, Ascher, Asher, Aischer, Aisher, Ayscher, Aysher, Eyscher, Eysher, Eser, Eshen, Eshere, Echel, Eschle, Eschere, Eschen, Eschel, Eschle, Aschere, Aschen, Aschel and many more.

Early Notables of the Echel family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Echel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Echel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Echel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Echel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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