Eckels History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Eckels family
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.
Important Dates for the Eckels family
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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.
Early Notables of the Eckels family (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...
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Migration of the Eckels family to Ireland
Some of the Eckels family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Eckels migration to the United States
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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1903
- Mrs. James Eckels, aged 42, who immigrated 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
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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 
- Frank Eckels Beltzhoover (1841-1923), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876, 1896; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1879-83, 1891-95
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html