Early Origins of the Heckie family
The surname Heckie was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. According to Arthurian legend, Sir Ector (sometimes Hector, Antor, or Ectorius) was the father of Sir Kay and the foster father of King Arthur.
Early History of the Heckie family
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Heckie Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Heckie has been spelled Hector, Heckie and others.
Early Notables of the Heckie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heckie family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Heckie: John Hector settled in Maryland in 1747; Caspar Hector settled in New Jersey in 1771; Frederick Hector settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; Elizabeth, James, Margaret Hector arrived in New York in 1820..