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The ancestors of the bearers of the Eckels family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.

Eckels Early Origins



The surname Eckels 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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Eckels Spelling Variations


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Eckels Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eckels include Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles and others.

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Eckels Early History


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Eckels Early History



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

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Eckels Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Eckels In Ireland


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Eckels In Ireland



Some of the Eckels 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eckels or a variant listed above:

Eckels Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Eckels, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1642

Eckels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James H. Eckels, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Mrs. Eckels, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Mrs. C.E. Eckels, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1897

Eckels Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George M. Eckels, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Mrs. James Eckels, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Mabel Eckels, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Margaret Eckels, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1914
  • Margaret K. Eckels, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckels (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckels (post 1700)



  • James H. Eckels (1858-1907), American Comptroller of the Currency from 1893 to 1897
  • Robert A. Eckels, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 133rd District; Elected 1992
  • Delana R. Eckels (1806-1888), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1836-37

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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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Eckels Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    11. ...

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