The name Echington reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Echington family lived at Echingham, in Sussex.
Early Origins of the Echington family
The surname Echington 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 Echington family
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Echington Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Echington include Echingham, Etchingham, Echington, Etchington, Ichingham, Itchingham, Itchington, Ichington, Eckingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Echington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Echington family to Ireland
Some of the Echington 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 Echington family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Echingtons to arrive on North American shores: James Etchingham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.