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  • Ann Echols (c.1689 - c.1746)
    ID: I15732 Name: Ann ECHOLS Surname: ECHOLS Given Name: Ann Sex: F Birth: ABT 1692 in Amelia, Virginia, USA LDS Baptism: 26 Dec 2002 Temple: MADRI Endowment: 15 Jan 1994 Temple: ARIZO S...
  • Eleanor Echols (1704 - 1752)
    One of John Echols daughters married a Murphy, possibly William Murphy, one of the "outlandish men" she and her sisters married. A man of this name appeared briefly in Amelia County lawsuits in the 173...
  • John Echols, I (c.1619 - 1680)
    ID: I8759 Name: John ECHOLS OR EXOLL Surname: Echols or Exoll Given Name: John Sex: M Birth: 1619 in Grovesend, Kent, England Death: 1680 in Old Point Comfort, Virginia, USA Ancestral Fil...
  • John Echols, II (1650 - 1712)
    Source: From HISTORY OF ECHOLS FAMILY by MILNER ECHOLS 1850 John Echols an Englishman came to America about the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th Century and settled in Caroline County, ...
  • Mary Eleanor (Eckolls) Gillentine (1676 - 1771)
    Notes from A daughter of John Echols and Mary Cave, married an Englishman named Nicholas Gillintine . He was one of the "outlandish men" she and her sisters married. Deeds in Caroline County reveal h...

About the Echols surname

The name Echols is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.

The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Echols has been spelled many different ways, including Eccles, Ecles, Eckles, Eyckles, Accles, Ackles and others.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.