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

Eke Early Origins



The surname Eke 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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Eke Spelling Variations


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Eke 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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Eke Early History


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Eke Early History



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

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Eke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eke 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 or some of its variants were: Hendrick Eyck, who settled in New Netherlands in 1660; Coenraut Ten Eyck, who settled in New York in 1664; Nickel Eich, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749.

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Eke Historic Events


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Eke Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James Raymond Eke (b. 1916), English Cook "S" from King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Eke Family Crest Products


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Eke Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    The Eke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eke 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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