Escher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Escher family

The surname Escher was first found in Switzerland, where since ancient times the name Escher was closely associated with the area's feudal conflicts. As they became more prominent, the family formed alliances with powerful nobles and princes during the many turbulent events of the period. Thus Escher merged with other distinguished houses thereby enhancing and extending the family's influence.

Early History of the Escher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Escher research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1817, 1899, 1626 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Escher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Escher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Esher, Ascher, Asher, Aischer, Aisher, Ayscher, Aysher, Eyscher, Eysher, Eser, Eshen, Eshere, Echel, Eschle, Eschere, Eschen, Eschel, Eschle, Aschere, Aschen, Aschel and many more.

Early Notables of the Escher family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Escher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Escher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Escher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Escher, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Jacob Escher, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Jacob Escher who, along with his wife and two children, settled in New York state in 1709
  • Johanne Conrad Escher who also settled in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Joh Conrad Escher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Escher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis Escher, who arrived in Mississippi in 1885 [1]
  • Louis Escher who was recorded as having arrived in Mississippi in 1885

Contemporary Notables of the name Escher (post 1700) +

  • William J. D. Escher (1931-2014), American aerospace engineer
  • Melissa Escher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000 [2]
  • Gitta Escher (b. 1957), German bronze medalist gymnast at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Sandra Escher (b. 1945), Dutch psychiatrist
  • M. C. Escher (1898-1972), Maurits Cornelis Escher, a Dutch graphic artist
  • Rudolf George Escher (1912-1980), Dutch composer and music theoretician
  • Lydia Escher (1858-1891), Swiss patron of the arts
  • Luiz Jeferson Escher (b. 1987), Brazilian footballer
  • Josef Escher (1885-1954), Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth (1767-1823), Swiss scientist, civil engineer and politician
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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