Eckstine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Eckstine originated in the region of Hessen, where it is believed to have first emerged. The name is made up of two German words, "Eck," meaning "corner," and "Stein," meaning "stone"; thus, the name literally means "corner-stone." The name was most likely originally borne by someone living near a boundary stone, or, alternatively, to someone working as a stonecutter or mason.

Early Origins of the Eckstine family

The surname Eckstine was first found in Hessen, where Heinrich Eckstine, living in Trechtingshausen in 1235, is the earliest recorded bearer of the name. The young Eckstine family played an important role during the early Middle Ages as the history of Hessen unfolded.

Early History of the Eckstine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eckstine research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1337, 1350, 1637, 1699, 1769, 1783, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Eckstine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eckstine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eckstein, Eckestein, Eckensteiner, von Eckstein, Eckstine and many more.

Early Notables of the Eckstine family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eckstine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Eckstine migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eckstine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonard Eckstine, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eckstine (post 1700) +

  • Guy Eckstine, American music executive
  • William Clarence "Billy" Eckstine (1914-1993), American singer of ballads and bandleader of the swing era


  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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