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The Eich surname was created from one of several place names in Germany. Most of these were compound names containing the "Eiche" roots, which means "oak."

Eich Early Origins



The surname Eich was first found in Germany, where since medieval times the name Eich was closely associated with the district's most dynamic historical developments. Being prominent in social affairs, the family formed alliances with other distinguished families during the turbulent events of the feudal era.

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Eich Spelling Variations


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Eich Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Eicha, Eiche, Eichel, Eicke, Eike, Eick, Eicke, Eke, Eych, Eyck, Aich, Aick, Eichell, Eychel, Eychell, Eickel, Eichels, Eickell, Eikkel and many more.

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Eich Early History


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Eich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eich research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eich Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Eich, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Nickel Eich, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Nickel Eich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Henrich Eich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

Eich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Eich, who arrived in Allegany County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Christian Eich, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Johann Eich, who arrived in Brazil in 1851
  • Wilhelm Eich, aged 45, arrived in America in 1857
  • Heinr Eich, aged 32, arrived in America in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eich (post 1700)



  • Brendan Eich (b. 1961), computer programmer. He created the JavaScript programming language. He is the Chief Technology Officer at the Mozilla Corporation
  • Guenter Eich (1907-1972), lyrical poet, and member of the famous post-war writers' group "Gruppe 47"

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Eich Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eich Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 October 2015 at 15:14.

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