Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Eckerly is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Adderley in Shropshire; the village was known as "Eldredelei" in the Domesday Book
and was held by Nigel the Doctor. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early Origins of the Eckerly family
The surname Eckerly was first found in Shropshire
at Adderley, a village and civil parish that literally means "woodland clearing of a woman called Athryth," from the Old English personal name
+ "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Eckerly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckerly research.Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Eckerly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eckerly Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Eckerly has been spelled many different ways, including Adderley, Adderly, Addly, Adley, Aderly, Atherly, Atherley, Hadderley and many more.
Early Notables of the Eckerly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eckerly family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Eckerlys to arrive in North America:
Eckerly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mathew Eckerly, who landed in New York in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)