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Multiple Origins for the Surname Eckard



The Eckard surname comes from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "agi" meaning "edge" or "point," and "hard," meaning "brave" or "strong."

Eckard Early Origins



The surname Eckard was first found in Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Eckard Spelling Variations


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Eckard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eckhardt, Eckert, Ekert, Eckheart, Eckart, Eckhart, Eckhard, Eckard, Eccard and many more.

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Eckard Early History


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Eckard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckard research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1307, 1327, 1634, 1738, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Eckard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eckard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eckard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eckard 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 or some of its variants were: Conrad Henrich Eckhard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749; Gottfried Eckhard, age 23; arrived in Canada in 1783; Charles Frederick Eckhardt settled in Philadelphia in 1821.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckard (post 1700)



  • John M. Eckard, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for West Virginia State Senate 4th District, 1934
  • Harry Eckard, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 31st District, 1922, 1926; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928

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Eckard Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Eckard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckard 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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