Ecker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Early Origins of the Ecker family

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.

Important Dates for the Ecker family

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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.

Early Notables of the Ecker family (pre 1700)

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Ecker migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 [1]
  • 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 [1]
  • Peter Ecker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • William Ecker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]
  • Christopher Ecker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]
  • Leopold Ecker, who landed in Arkansas in 1890 [1]
  • Charles Ecker, who landed in Arkansas in 1892 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ecker (post 1700)

  • Guy Ecker (b. 1959), American actor
  • Captain (USN) William Ecker (1924-2009), American member of the U.S. Navy (1942-1974), awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross [2]
  • William Ecker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1827 [3]
  • Leonard Ecker, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 34th District, 1966 [3]
  • Frank A. Ecker, American politician, Mayor of Rockville, Maryland, 1962-68 [3]
  • Charles I. Ecker, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Maryland, 1998 [3]
  • 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

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ William Ecker. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) William Ecker. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ecker
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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