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Ichingghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Ichingghan reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Ichingghan family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ichingghan family lived at Echingham, in Sussex.

Early Origins of the Ichingghan family


The surname Ichingghan was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Echingham from very ancient times some say from the time of the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Ichingghan family


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Ichingghan Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Echingham, Etchingham, Echington, Etchington, Ichingham, Itchingham, Itchington, Ichington, Eckingham and many more.

Early Notables of the Ichingghan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ichingghan family to Ireland


Some of the Ichingghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ichingghan family to the New World and Oceana


Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Ichingghan name or one of its variants: James Etchingham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.

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