Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Eckerseley surname 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 Eckerseley family
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 Eckerseley family
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Eckerseley Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Eckerseley 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. The variations of the name Eckerseley include: Eckershall, Eckersall and others.
Early Notables of the Eckerseley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eckerseley family to the New World and Oceana
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 Eckerseley or a variant listed above: James Eccleshall who settled in Georgia in 1820.
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