Echter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Echter family

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.

Important Dates for the Echter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echter research. Another 77 words (6 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.

Echter Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Echter family (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.

Echter migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Echter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton Echter, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1889

Contemporary Notables of the name Echter (post 1700)

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