Ecker Family History
Ecker Name Meaning
German: from a medieval personal name probably a short form of Eckhard (see Eckert ). This surname is also found in the Netherlands. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a corner house or kept a corner shop from Middle High German ecke ‘corner’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Eck Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from a Yiddish dialect eker ‘(wood)cutter chopper’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Ecker ‘beechnut’. Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms from Old Norse ekra ‘fallow field’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022