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This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Ecker Early Origins



The surname Ecker was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Ecker Spelling Variations


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Ecker 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 Ecker 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 Ecker include: Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.

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Ecker Early History


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Ecker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ecker research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ecker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ecker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ecker Notables 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 Ecker or a variant listed above:

Ecker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Ecker, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Christopher Ecker, age 42, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741
  • Peter Ecker, age 40, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741
  • Christian Ecker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Peter Ecker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ecker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ecker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • William Ecker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Christopher Ecker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • Leopold Ecker, who landed in Arkansas in 1890
  • Charles Ecker, who landed in Arkansas in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ecker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ecker (post 1700)



  • Guy Ecker (b. 1959), American actor
  • William Ecker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1827
  • Leonard Ecker, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 34th District, 1966
  • Frank A. Ecker, American politician, Mayor of Rockville, Maryland, 1962-68
  • Charles I. Ecker, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Maryland, 1998
  • Captain (USN) William Ecker (1924-2009), American member of the U.S. Navy (1942-1974), awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Janet Ecker (b. 1953), Canadian politician in Ontario
  • Johnny Ecker (b. 1973), French footballer
  • Danny Ecker (b. 1977), German athlete, winner of a bronze medal at the 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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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: La liberte
Motto Translation: Liberty.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Ecker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ecker 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.

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