Sechrist History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sechrist family

The surname Sechrist was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Sechrist family

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Sechrist Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Siegrist, Seigrist, Seagrist, Sechrist, Seichrist, Siechrist, Seechrist and many more.

Early Notables of the Sechrist family (pre 1700)

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United States Sechrist migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sechrist Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Sechrist, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Saratoga" from Havana, Cuba [1]
  • Helen A. Sechrist, aged 2, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Hazel B. Sechrist, aged 6, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Edward L. Sechrist, aged 47, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Algonquin" from Monte Cristi [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sechrist (post 1700) +

  • Sterling G. Sechrist, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1972 [5]
  • F. L. Sechrist, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 24th District, 1934 [5]


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG7-C3J : 6 December 2014), James Sechrist, 08 Jul 1908; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Saratoga, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9T-R68 : 6 December 2014), Helen A. Sechrist, 25 Oct 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9T-RJX : 6 December 2014), Hazel B. Sechrist, 25 Oct 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66T-1MX : 6 December 2014), Edward L. Sechrist, 14 Aug 1920; citing departure port Monte Cristi, arrival port New York, ship name Algonquin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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