Eckord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the name Eckord date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old French personal names Achart and Aquart.

Early Origins of the Eckord family

The surname Eckord was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Eckord family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckord research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1154, 1189, 1273, 1379, 1787, 1636, 1697, 1679 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Eckord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckord Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Eckord include Hatchard, Hachard, Atchard, Achard and others.

Early Notables of the Eckord family (pre 1700)

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Eckord migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Eckord or a variant listed above:

Eckord Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaretta Eckord, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Philip Eckord, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
  • Susanna Eckord, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]

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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)
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