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

Eckhardt Early Origins



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.

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Eckhardt Spelling Variations


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Eckhardt 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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Eckhardt Early History


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Eckhardt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckhardt research. Another 208 words (15 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.

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Eckhardt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eckhardt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Eckhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

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, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Conrad Eckhardt, aged 9, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Heinr Eckhardt, aged 59, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckhardt (post 1700)


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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
  • William L. Eckhardt, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Omaha, Nebraska, 1944-45 (acting, 1944-45)
  • Robert Christian Eckhardt (1913-2001), American Democrat politician, Lawyer
  • Ralph E. Eckhardt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996
  • Kurt J. Eckhardt, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 2004
  • George W. Eckhardt, American politician, Mayor of Coffeyville, Kansas, 1931-32
  • Carolyn Eckhardt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2008
  • Bob Eckhardt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2008; Chair of Shawnee County Republican Party, 2011
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eckhardt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckhardt 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 4 October 2016 at 21:36.

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