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The Eckford surname was no doubt derived from the lands of Eckford near Kelso, Roxburghshire.

Eckford Early Origins



The surname Eckford was first found in Roxburghshire 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.

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Eckford Spelling Variations


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Eckford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eckford, Eckfoord, Exford, Ecksford and others.

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Eckford Early History


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Eckford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckford research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1250, 1296 and 1358 are included under the topic Early Eckford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eckford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eckford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eckford 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eckford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Phillip Eckford who settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • Henry Eckford, who arrived in New York city in 1791

Eckford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Eckford, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Eckford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Eckford, who came to Canada in 1854
  • William Eckford, who was recorded in the Ontario census of 1871

Eckford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Eckford landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Eckford, aged 28, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckford (post 1700)



  • Q. O. Eckford, American politician, U.S. Consul in Kingston, 1897
  • Henry Eckford, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1816-17
  • Elizabeth Eckford (b. 1942), one of the African American students known as the Little Rock Nine
  • Henry Eckford (1775-1832), Scottish born naval architect, who designed ships used in the USA before moving to the Middle East

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Eckford Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eckford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckford 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 March 2016 at 10:32.

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