Ecker Family History
Ecker Name Meaning
Dutch and German: from a medieval personal name, probably a short form of Eckhard (see Eckert). 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 1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from a Yiddish dialect eker ‘(wood)cutter’, ‘chopper’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Ecker ‘beechnut’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press