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Multiple Origins for the Surname Eckert



The Eckert surname comes from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "agi" meaning "edge" or "point," and "hard," meaning "brave" or "strong."

Eckert Early Origins



The surname Eckert was first found in Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Eckert Spelling Variations


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Eckert Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Eckert include Eckhardt, Eckert, Ekert, Eckheart, Eckart, Eckhart, Eckhard, Eckard, Eccard and many more.

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Eckert Early History


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Eckert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckert research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1307, 1327, 1634, 1738, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Eckert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eckert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eckert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eckert 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



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Eckert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Eckert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Gertrude Eckert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Jurian William Eckert, aged 36, landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johan Peter Eckert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Joseph Eckert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eckert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilh Eckert, who landed in America in 1807
  • Michel Eckert, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • John G Eckert, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1843
  • Ludwig Eckert, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • William Eckert, aged 29, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eckert Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Eckert, who landed in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckert (post 1700)



  • Allan Wesley Eckert (1931-2011), American historian, historical novelist, and naturalist from Buffalo, New York
  • Thomas Thompson Eckert (1825-1910), American officer in the U.S. Army, Chief of the War Department Telegraph Staff (1862–1867), United States Assistant Secretary of War (1865–1867)
  • Wallace John Eckert (1902-1971), American astronomer
  • Robert P. Eckert Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Sallie H. Eckert, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate, 1970, 1974
  • Thelma Eckert, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980
  • William W. Eckert, American politician, Mayor of Madison, Indiana, 1950-51
  • George Eckert, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Harwinton; Elected 1908
  • Fred J. Eckert (b. 1941), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 54th District, 1973-82; U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, 1982-84; Kiribati, 1982-84; Tonga, 1982-84; Tuvalu, 1982-84
  • Denver M. Eckert, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Eckert


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Suggested Readings for the name Eckert



  • Eckert Record: Story of George Bernhardt Eckert and His Descendants, 1793-1957 by Estella Martmann.
  • The Eckerts in the Flush, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Area: The Descendants of George Eckert and Barbara Ebenhoh, the Descendants of Barbara Eckert and John Weixelman by Anna Eckart Elbert.

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Eckert Family Crest Products


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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. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Eckert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckert 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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