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

Eckhart Early Origins



The surname Eckhart 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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Eckhart Spelling Variations


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Eckhart 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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Eckhart Early History


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Eckhart Early History



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

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Eckhart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eckhart Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Eckhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Wilhelm Eckhart settled in Philadelphia in 1743
  • Georg Eckhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774
  • Johannes Eckhart, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Eckhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Eckhart, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • M Eckhart, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • John Eckhart, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1840
  • Caspar Eckhart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845
  • Elisabeth Marg Eckhart, aged 11, landed in America in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckhart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eckhart (post 1700)



  • John W. Eckhart, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • George Eckhart, American politician, Supervisor of Handy Township, Michigan, 1938
  • Charles G. Eckhart, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1888 (alternate), 1896, 1908 (alternate); Member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1910
  • Charles Eckhart, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 12th District, 1908
  • Bill Eckhart, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chula Vista, California, 1968
  • B. A. Eckhart, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1928

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eckhart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckhart 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 17 August 2016 at 16:19.

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