Jeckel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jeckel has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal nameJukel or Gikel. The surname Jeckel referred to the son of Jukel which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Jeckel family

The surname Jeckel was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Jeckel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeckel research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1201, 1273, 1273, 1670, 1663, 1738, 1697, 1717, 1702, 1717 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Jeckel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jeckel Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jeckel include Jeckell, Jeckel, Jekyl, Jekyll, Jeckyll, Jeckyl, Jekylls, Jekel and many more.

Early Notables of the Jeckel family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeckel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Jeckel migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Jeckel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Jacob Jeckel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Georg Jeckel, who settled in North America in 1775
  • Anton Jeckel, who arrived in North America in 1783
Jeckel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georg Ludw Jeckel, who settled in Baltimore in 1833
  • Johannes Jeckel, aged 41, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Philip Jeckel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844 [1]
  • Peter Jeckel to America in 1853
  • Peter Jeckel, aged 31, who landed in America in 1853 [1]


  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)


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