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I understand the name Eicke was Von Eicke. Is there a way

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I understand the name Eicke was Von Eicke. Is there a way of confirming that?
Frankly, it seems unlikely. The Germanic prefix "Von" meaning "of" is widely used in front of many names, especially in the last two centuries to give the bearer some semblance of nobility. The name Eicke in itself is very old and relates to oakwood or the oak tree. Please see this website here.

In the Middle Ages, the Von prefix was often used with non noble, or common names to indicate a link to a place as in "von Kassel", and while it may have been used as "Von Eicke" it is unlikely that that is the original root.

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