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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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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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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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