The origins of the Eckerley name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Eckerley was originally derived from a family having lived in Eckershall, historically in three places: one in the parish of Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire
, the second in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancaster; and the third in a parish in the county of Stafford.
Early Origins of the Eckerley family
The surname Eckerley was first found in Worcestershire
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.
Early History of the Eckerley family
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Eckerley Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eckerley include Eckershall, Eckersall and others.
Early Notables of the Eckerley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eckerley family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: James Eccleshall who settled in Georgia in 1820.