Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Ecles was originally derived from a family having lived in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.
Early Origins of the Ecles family
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.
Early History of the Ecles family
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Ecles Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ecles include Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles and others.
Early Notables of the Ecles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ecles family to Ireland
Some of the Ecles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ecles family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Ecles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Ecles Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Se defendendo
Motto Translation: In his own defence.
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