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Eccles Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from places near Manchester, in Berwickshire Dumfriesshire, and elsewhere, all named from the British word that lies behind Welsh eglwys ‘church’ (from Latin ecclesia, Greek ekklesia ‘gathering’, ‘assembly’). Such places would have been the sites of notable pre-Anglo-Saxon churches or Christian communities.

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


Similar surnames: Scales, Eagles, Cales, Sales, Beckles, Eachus, Ellen, Eckles, Eales

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Eccles Family Origin

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Eccles Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Farmer Son

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Clerk

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Eccles family was Clerk. Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eccles. The most common Eccles occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Eccles's were Farmers.

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