Eckhoff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Eckhoff family

The surname Eckhoff was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Eckhoff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckhoff research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eckhoff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckhoff Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eichhorn, Eeckhorn, Eckhorn, Eckhorne, Ekhorn, Eickhorn, Eickehorn, Eickhorne, Echhorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Eckhoff family (pre 1700)

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United States Eckhoff migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eckhoff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christ Cath Eckhoff, aged 16, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1787 [1]
Eckhoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Eckhoff, aged 33, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • John Frederick William Eckhoff, who landed in New York in 1847 [1]
  • Johann Eckhoff, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • A. H. Eckhoff, who settled in New York, NY in 1854
  • Andreas B. Eckhoff, who settled in Illinois in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Eckhoff migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eckhoff Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Eckhoff, (b. 1815), aged 46, Germanfarm labourer, from Hanover travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [2]
  • Mrs. Wilhelmina Eckhoff, (b. 1825), aged 36, Germansettler, from Hanover travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [2]


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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