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Eichhorn Family History

Eichhorn Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’.German: from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental adoption of 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Eichhorn Families

  • Number of Eichhorn families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Eichhorn families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Eichhorn Family Origin

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Eichhorn Immigration Information

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Eichhorn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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