Eckles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Eckles has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.

Early Origins of the Eckles family

The surname Eckles was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Eckles family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckles research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1618, 1683, 1668, 1735, 1670 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Eckles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckles Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eckles have been found, including Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles and others.

Early Notables of the Eckles family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Mathew Eccles of Dumfriesshire; Solomon Eccles (Eagle) (1618-1683), an English composer; and his son, John Eccles (1668-1735), an...
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Migration of the Eckles family to Ireland

Some of the Eckles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckles migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Eckles, or a variant listed above:

Eckles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Eckles, aged 12, who arrived in New York, NY in 1775 [1]
  • William Eckles, who arrived in North Carolina in 1775 [1]
  • William Eckles, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1775 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eckles (post 1700)

  • Stanley H. Eckles, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972 [2]
  • Penn Eckles, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives from Hancock County; Elected 1950 [2]
  • James S. Eckles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868 [2]
  • James H. Eckles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1892, 1904; Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896 [2]
  • J. R. Eckles, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 [2]
  • Isabel L. Eckles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1924 [2]
  • A. H. Eckles, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928 [2]

Citations

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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