When the ancestors of the Echingham family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived at Echingham, in Sussex.
Early Origins of the Echingham family
The surname Echingham was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Echingham from very ancient times some say from the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Echingham family
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Echingham Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Echingham have been found, including Echingham, Etchingham, Echington, Etchington, Ichingham, Itchingham, Itchington, Ichington, Eckingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Echingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Echingham family to Ireland
Some of the Echingham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Echingham family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Echingham were among those contributors: James Etchingham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.