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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.

Eichmann Early Origins



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.

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Eichmann Spelling Variations


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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.

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Eichmann Early History


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Eichmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eichmann research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Eichmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eichmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eichmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eichmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

Eichmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Eichmann, who landed in Texas in 1852
  • Adam Eichmann, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Valentin Eichmann arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Theobald Eichmann arrived in Philadelphia in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eichmann (post 1700)


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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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Eichmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eichmann 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 15 July 2015 at 19:18.

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