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

Eckhard Early Origins



The surname Eckhard 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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Eckhard Spelling Variations


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Eckhard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eckhardt, Eckert, Ekert, Eckheart, Eckart, Eckhart, Eckhard, Eckard, Eccard and many more.

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Eckhard Early History


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Eckhard Early History



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

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Eckhard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eckhard Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Eckhard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Eckhard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • Niclaus Eckhard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714
  • Conrad Henrich Eckhard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Conrad Henrich Eckhard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Zacharias Eckhard, who landed in New York, NY in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eckhard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Eckhard, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1856

Eckhard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gottfried Eckhard, age 23, arrived in Canada in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckhard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckhard (post 1700)



  • S. C. Eckhard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma Territory, 1900
  • Henry L. Eckhard, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford; Elected 1902, 1908
  • Johannes "Meister Eckhart" Eckhard, German theologian regarded as the founder of mysticism in Germany. His influential works concern the union of the individual soul with God

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eckhard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckhard 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 2 February 2016 at 21:28.

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