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The name Eckel is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.

Eckel Early Origins



The surname Eckel 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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Eckel Spelling Variations


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Eckel Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Eckel are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Eckel include: Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles and others.

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Eckel Early History


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Eckel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckel 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 Eckel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eckel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eckel 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 Eckel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eckel In Ireland


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Eckel In Ireland



Some of the Eckel 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eckel or a variant listed above:

Eckel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Eckel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Johann Heinrich Eckel, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Heinrich Eckel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Joh Henr Eckel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Georg Peter Eckel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eckel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Danl Eckel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Johann Eckel, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Georg Phil Eckel, who landed in America in 1854
  • Peter Eckel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Philipp Eckel, who landed in North America in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckel (post 1700)



  • Malcolm David Eckel, American Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University
  • Bruce Eckel (b. 1957), American author of books and articles about computer programming
  • Kyle Eckel (b. 1981), American football fullback in the National Football League
  • Samuel Eckel, American politician, U.S. Consul in Talcahuano, 1851-53
  • Horst Eckel (b. 1932), former German footballer

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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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Eckel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eckel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckel 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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