This name is derived from Zacharias, the name of an Old Testament Prophet, as well as the father of John the Baptist in the New Testament.
Early Origins of the Secrist family
The surname Secrist was first found in Bavaria
, where the family were anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Secrist family
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Secrist Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Secrest, Zachreiss, Zecrest, Zacrest, Secreiss, Sacreiss, Sechreiss, Sachreiss, Zachrest, Zachreisst, Zechreiss, Zechreisst, Sacreisst, Secreisst, Secresst, Sacresst, Zecresst and many more.
Early Notables of the Secrist family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Secrist family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Zachrias, who settled in Philadelphia in 1736; and a Johan Georg Zachrias, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1749.
Contemporary Notables of the name Secrist (post 1700)
- Donald Laverne "Don" Secrist (b. 1944), retired American professional Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox