Jeckle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the name Jeckle are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal nameJukel or Gikel. The surname Jeckle 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 Jeckle family
The surname Jeckle was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Jeckle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeckle 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 Jeckle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeckle Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jeckle family name include Jeckell, Jeckel, Jekyl, Jekyll, Jeckyll, Jeckyl, Jekylls, Jekel and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeckle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jeckle family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jeckle surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Jeckyll, who sailed to New England in 1733; George Jekel to Philadelphia in 1844; Peter Jeckel to America in 1853; Thomas Jaekle to New York in 1861.
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