Eckenrod History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Eckenrod family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from person who was skilled in the riding of horses or who owned many horses. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Eachthighearna, which translates as son of the horse-lord.
Early Origins of the Eckenrod family
The surname Eckenrod was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Important Dates for the Eckenrod family
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Eckenrod Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Eckenrod include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacEachern, MacEachen, MacEachan, MacEachin, MacEachren and many more.
Early Notables of the Eckenrod family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eckenrod family to Ireland
Some of the Eckenrod family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eckenrod family
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eckenrod or a variant listed above: Archibald MacEachern and his wife Jean, who settled in New York State with the children in 1738; Donald MacEachern and his wife Anne settled with his child in New York State in 1738.