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Echter Early Origins



The surname Echter was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Echter Spelling Variations


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Echter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Echten, Echtelt, Echter, Echtener, Echtenmann, Echtenberg, Eckten, Eichthal, Eichten and many more.

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Echter Early History


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Echter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echter research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1814, 1545 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Echter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Echter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Echter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Echter Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Echter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Echter, who came to Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1889

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Contemporary Notables of the name Echter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Echter (post 1700)



  • Michael Echter (1812-1879), German painter, known primarily for historical scenes

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Echter Family Crest Products


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Echter Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Echter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Echter 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 4 October 2016 at 08:35.

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