Eckingham is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Eckingham family lived at Echingham, in Sussex.
Early Origins of the Eckingham family
The surname Eckingham was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Echingham from very ancient times some say from the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Eckingham family
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Eckingham Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Eckingham has been recorded under many different variations, including Echingham, Etchingham, Echington, Etchington, Ichingham, Itchingham, Itchington, Ichington, Eckingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Eckingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eckingham family to Ireland
Some of the Eckingham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Eckingham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Eckinghams were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: James Etchingham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.