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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Cheshire) : habitational name from any of various minor places named with Old English ēcels ‘additional part of an estate’, from ēcan ‘to increase’. Compare Etchells.
  • The earliest record of this surname is in Church Minshull, Cheshire, England, in 1566, when John, son of Thomas Eachus, was baptized. Peter Eachus married Margaret Pownall in Church Minshull on 21 April 1594.

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