Eckeard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Eckeard comes from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.
Early Origins of the Eckeard family
The surname Eckeard was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Eckeard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckeard research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1154, 1189, 1273, 1379, 1787, 1636, 1697, 1679 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Eckeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eckeard Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Eckeard has appeared include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.
Early Notables of the Eckeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eckeard family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eckeard arrived in North America very early: P. Achard, who sailed to Louisiana in 1719; Michael and Joseph Achard, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1796; and A. Achard, who arrived in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850..