This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: echoffone Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.eckhoff/94.4/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Have been told throughout the years that our original name was Eckhoff and my grandfather (Oscar John Echoff) "Americanized" our name by dropping the "k". Oscar John was born in 1868 in Illinois, his father was August, and I am not sure if it was Echoff, Eckhoff, or Eichoff. If you can shed any light on my confusion, I would appreciate any information. John Echoff ([email protected]) Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.