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."
Early Origins of the Eke family
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
Early History of the Eke family
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Eke 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.
Early Notables of the Eke family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Eke family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Historic Events for the Eke family
- 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 in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html