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This surname was a habitation name derived from the Old English word "ecels" which is roughly translated as the "dweller on a piece of land added to an estate." Alternatively, the name may have derived from the Old English word "ecan" which means "to increase."

Etchells Early Origins



The surname Etchells was first found in Warwickshire and throughout Northern England where it was listed as the name of small farms and hamlets as in Echills Wood, Nechells, Neachill in Staffordshire and Hitchells in Yorkshire. In some cases early records show the name in Derbyshire and Cheshire. Arguably this latter listing in Cheshire is the strongest and may have been the earliest reference. In Cheshire, the name was a local name "of Etchells" as found in an old manor in the parish of Stockport, in that shire. It was in the county in a register at Marple Church that many of the name was found. The name is strongest in the in the Manchester area. In 1894, Stockport Etchells was merged with the townships of Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley. Up to that time it was a township since the Middle Ages. Northen Etchells covered the rural area that includes much of modern-day Wythenshawe. Both are now in Greater Manchester and both were called Etchells and often administered together from the 16th to 18th centuries

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Etchells Spelling Variations


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Etchells Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Etchells, Neachell, Etchell, Echeles, Attecheles, Hitchell, Hitchells and many more.

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Etchells Early History


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Etchells Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etchells research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1269, 1299, 1332, 1662, 1561, 1570, 1604, 1613, 1545, 1620 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Etchells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Etchells Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Etchells Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Etchells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Etchells, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Etchells (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Etchells (post 1700)



  • Elwood Widmer "Skip" Etchells (1911-1998), American naval architect, boat builder and world championship sailor, eponym of the International Etchells Class, a 30'6" boat he designed
  • Paul "Etch" Etchells, English guitarist for the band "Loud" (1991-1993)
  • Ben Etchells, English guitarist for the band "Catch"
  • Corporal Joseph "Etch" Etchells (1987-2009), English soldier from The 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers killed in Afghanistan on 19 July 2009 from Mossley, Greater Manchester
  • Nick Etchells, Australian reporter for the Nine Network's "A Current Affair"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Etchells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Etchells 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 6 November 2014 at 14:04.

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