Eichmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Eichmann. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Eichmann family.

Early Origins of the Eichmann family

The surname Eichmann was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district since ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Eichmann family

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Eichmann Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Eichmann include Eichmann, Eichman, Eychman, Eychmann, Aichman and many more.

Early Notables of the Eichmann family (pre 1700)

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United States Eichmann migration to the United States +

The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Eichmanns to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Eichmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Eichmann, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]
Eichmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Eichmann, who landed in Texas in 1852 [1]
  • Adam Eichmann, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Valentin Eichmann, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Theobald Eichmann, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Eichmann (post 1700) +

  • Eric Eichmann (b. 1965), retired American soccer player, member of the United States men's national soccer team
  • Dietrich Eichmann, German musician who writes orchestral scores and works for piano and electronics, but he also tours as a free improv pianist
  • Léo Eichmann (1936-1966), Swiss football goalkeeper for Switzerland at the 1966 FIFA World Cup

  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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