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Re: Meaning/origin of name "Eckhardt"
Posted by: Brad Eckhardt Date: August 31, 2001 at 15:07:36
In Reply to: Meaning/origin of name "Eckhardt" by Jack Zuccarello of 336

I am a fourth generation American Eckhardt. The main insignia on my family's coat of arms is a shield with an arm clad in armor holding a sword and cutting with it an oak branch. The oak branch is denoted by its leaves and acorns.

I was told that different branches of the Eckhardt Family have individually adorned their shields, but every Eckhardt coat of arms has a shield and an arm cleaving an oak branch. This symbolizes that the family bears a "strong sword."

Our family's shield has a green leaf with a silver key on it, which identifies us as coming from Heidenheim and the small towns in that vicinity.


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