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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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  • Cotton Weaver

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Eccles occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 7% of Eccles's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Eccles family was Labourer. Cotton Weaver, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eccles.

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