Eckhard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Eckhard family

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.

Early History of the Eckhard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckhard research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1738, 1790, 1634, 1260, 1327, 1307, 1553, 1571, 1583, 1599, 1608, 1611, 1820 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Eckhard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckhard Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Eckhard family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Eckhard at this time were Johannes, Meister ("Master") Eckhart (1260-1327), German theologian, Dominican monk and influential mystic of the period; in 1307 he became vicar-general of Bohemia. Johannes Eccard, born at Mühlhausen in Thuringia in 1553, was probably at first a scholar of Joachim Burgk, and afterwards of Orlando di Lasso at Munich, with whom he went to Paris in 1571. He was for some time in the employ of the Fuggers at Augsburg; in 1583 was made vice-capellmeister, and in 1599 full capellmeister, at Königsberg to the Margrave of Brandenburg. In 1608 he obtained the...
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United States Eckhard migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Niclaus Eckhard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [1]
  • Conrad Henrich Eckhard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Conrad Henrich Eckhard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Zacharias Eckhard, who landed in New York, NY in 1750 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]

Canada Eckhard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eckhard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gottfried Eckhard, age 23, who arrived in Canada in 1783

Contemporary Notables of the name Eckhard (post 1700) +

  • S. C. Eckhard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma Territory, 1900 [2]
  • Henry L. Eckhard, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford; Elected 1902, 1908 [2]
  • 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
  • Eckhard Wind, American politician, Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1886 [3]
  • Eckhard Wiemers, German journalist, Wachterg-Zuellighoven
  • Eckhard Gerdes (b. 1959), American novelist and editor
  • Eckhard Hübner, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 47 aerial victories


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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