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Where did the German Eckhorn family come from? What is the German Eckhorn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eckhorn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eckhorn family history?

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckhorn research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eckhorn History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Eckhorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Staphan Ekhorn, who came to Delaware in 1693; Anna Margaretha Eichhorn, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764; John M. Eichorn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840.

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  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Eckhorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eckhorn 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.

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