Echinghan is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Echinghan family lived at Echingham, in Sussex.
Early Origins of the Echinghan family
The surname Echinghan 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 Echinghan family
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Echinghan Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Echingham, Etchingham, Echington, Etchington, Ichingham, Itchingham, Itchington, Ichington, Eckingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Echinghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Echinghan family to Ireland
Some of the Echinghan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Echinghan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Echinghan or a variant listed above: James Etchingham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.