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The name Echols is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.

Echols Early Origins



The surname Echols was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Echols Spelling Variations


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Echols Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Echols were recorded, including Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles and others.

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Echols Early History


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Echols Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echols research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1618, 1683, 1668, 1735, 1670 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Echols History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Echols Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Echols Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Mathew Eccles of Dumfriesshire; Solomon Eccles (Eagle) (1618-1683), an English composer; and his son, John Eccles (1668-1735), an...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Echols Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Echols In Ireland


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Echols In Ireland



Some of the Echols family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Echols family emigrate to North America: Anne Eccles who settled in Virginia in 1698; James, John, Mary, Robert, Samuel, Thomas, and William Eccles, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1865..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Echols (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Echols (post 1700)



  • Major-General Oliver Patton Echols (1892-1954), American Chief of the Civil Affairs Division, War Department Special Staff, Washington, D. C. (1946-1947), he has been called "The Man Who Won World War II"
  • Robert L. Echols (b. 1941), United States senior federal judge (1998-2005)
  • Edward Echols (1854-1915), American political figure from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Echols held office as the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1898-1902
  • Sheila Ann Echols (b. 1964), retired American track and field athlete who won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Johnny Echols (b. 1947), American singer/songwriter and guitarist who has played in bands with performers such as Little Richard, Billy Preston and Jimi Hendrix
  • Joseph Hubbard Echols (1816-1885), American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1861; Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65
  • Leonard Sidney Echols (1871-1946), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1919-23; Defeated, 1922, 1924; Postmaster at Charleston, West Virginia, 1925-29
  • Mary Echols, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1924
  • Odis Echols Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of New Mexico State Senate 14th District, 1967-72
  • Robert Milner Echols (1798-1847), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1824-29; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1830-44
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Echols


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Suggested Readings for the name Echols



  • Echols Notes by Rebecca Echols Terry.
  • The Echols of Detroit: Genealogy by James Echols.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Se defendendo
Motto Translation: In his own defence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Echols Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Echols 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 28 October 2015 at 10:43.

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