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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.

Secrist Early Origins



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.

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Secrist Spelling Variations


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Secrist Spelling Variations



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.

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Secrist Early History


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Secrist Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Secrist research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1587 is included under the topic Early Secrist History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Secrist Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Secrist Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Secrist Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Secrist (post 1700)


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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

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