of Werner Surname - While the origin of the Werner name is not precisely
known, the use of this word as a surname appears in 15th century historical
records. German based surnames Werner/ Werhner/ Warner/ Woerner/ Varner/ Verner/
Vernor are likely tied to ancient Germanic words: Warinhari or Warinheer.
“Warin” means “guard” while “hari” means
“army” and “heer” means “volk” (people).
It follows that this name was associated with guarding or protecting something
or someone. The correct pronunciation of the name is similar to the word “Varner”
as said in English. The letter “W” in German is pronounced similar
to the letter “V” in English. The Werner surname is not uncommon.
References to individuals with this surname can often be found in historical
documents for areas with a history of German settlement. In many cases there
is no known relationship between individuals that share this surname. The
surname "Eichel(t)" apparently derives from the word “acorn”.
Early History - By about 500 B.C. Germanic tribes inhabited
the northern part of the European continent. These tribes likely originated
from a mixture of peoples along the Baltic Sea coast. By 100 B.C., they had
advanced into the central and southern areas of present-day Germany. At that
time there were three major tribal groups: the eastern Germanic peoples lived
along the Oder and Vistula rivers; the northern Germanic peoples inhabited
the southern part of present-day Scandinavia; and the western Germanic peoples
inhabited the extreme south of Jutland and the area between the North Sea
and the Elbe, Rhine, and Main Rivers. Between the second and sixth centuries,
eastern and western Germanic tribes left their native lands and settled in
newly acquired territories. This period included the downfall of the Roman
Empire and resulted in a considerable expansion of habitable area for the
Germanic peoples. However, with the exception of those kingdoms established
by Franks and Anglo-Saxons, Germanic kingdoms founded in such other parts
of Europe as Italy and Spain were of relatively short duration because they
were assimilated by the native populations. The conquest of Roman Gaul by
Frankish tribes in the late fifth century became a milestone of European history;
it was the Franks who were to become the founders of a civilized German state.
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Eichelt, Eva's father born in Secymin, west of Warsaw on June 20, 1825