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Early Origins of the Eichner family

The surname Eichner was first found in Saxony, where the name Eichel became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Eichner family

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Eichner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eichell, Eychel, Eychell, Eickel, Eickell, Eykell, Eykel, Iekell, Iekel, Eikkel, Eikkell, Eich, Eiche, Aichel and many more.

Early Notables of the Eichner family (pre 1700)

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Eichner Ranking

In the United States, the name Eichner is the 15,854th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Eichner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eichner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Eichner, who arrived in St Mary, Pennsylvania in 1846 [2]
  • Kreszenz Eichner, who landed in North America in 1852 [2]

Canada Eichner migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eichner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Patite Eichner, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Canton" departing 20th June 1847 from Bremen, Germany; the ship arrived on 7th August 1847 but she died on board [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eichner (post 1700) +

  • Henry M. Eichner (1909-1971), American medical artist, illustrator and writer
  • Philip K. Eichner S.M., American educator, Marianist priest and Catholic activist
  • Kenneth Frank Eichner, American contemporary lawyer, author, and film producer
  • Alfred S. Eichner (1937-1988), American post-Keynesian economist
  • Billy Eichner (b. 1978), American Daytime Emmy Award nominated comedian, actor, writer, and television personality
  • Adelheid Maria Eichner (1762-1787), German composer, singer and pianist
  • Sylvia Eichner (b. 1957), German gold and silver medalist swimmer, former Olympian
  • Ernst Dietrich Adolph Eichner (1740-1777), German composer
  • Florian Eichner (b. 1985), German gold, silver and bronze medalist rower
  • Christian Eichner (b. 1982), German football defender


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 74)


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