Eckhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Eckhardt 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 Eckhardt family

The surname Eckhardt 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.

Important Dates for the Eckhardt family

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

Eckhardt 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 Eckhardt family (pre 1700)

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Eckhardt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eckhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Eckhardt, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Johann Jakob Eckhardt, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Joh Michael Eckhardt, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • Joh Wilhelm Eckhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
  • Jean Eckhardt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Eckhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Chr Eckhardt, aged 19, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Charles Frederick Eckhardt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1821
  • Simon Eckhardt, who landed in America in 1832 [1]
  • Heinrich Eckhardt, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • Lawrence Eckhardt, who arrived in Mississippi in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eckhardt migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eckhardt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • August Eckhardt, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Carolina Eckhardt, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Catherine Eckhardt, aged 1, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Conrad Eckhardt, aged 9, who landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Heinr Eckhardt, aged 59, who landed in Quebec in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Eckhardt (post 1700)

  • Fred Eckhardt (1926-2015), American brewer, homebrewing advocate and publicist
  • Linda West Eckhardt (b. 1939), American culinary writer
  • Oscar George "Ox" Eckhardt (1901-1951), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Boston Braves
  • Robert Christian "Bob" Eckhardt (1913-2001), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
  • William L. Eckhardt, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Omaha, Nebraska, 1944-45 (acting, 1944-45) [2]
  • Robert Christian Eckhardt (1913-2001), American Democrat politician, Lawyer [2]
  • Ralph E. Eckhardt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996 [2]
  • Kurt J. Eckhardt, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 2004 [2]
  • George W. Eckhardt, American politician, Mayor of Coffeyville, Kansas, 1931-32 [2]
  • Carolyn Eckhardt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2008 [2]
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  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
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