So far in all my years of Researching I have yet to come across any mention of Johann Hermann Ekell's line having a family crest.I do know there are a bunch of sites that say they have the authentic family crests that are in actuality scam sites.So be careful if you do decide to get a copy of the crest that they says is the Eakle family crest. I also have not heard of any Eakle family crest in the U.S. And also there are at least two separate Eakle family lines in the U.S. one is Johann Herman Ekell which most of the Eakles are descendant from and a line descendant from Valentine Eckel. For example Rowan County, North Carolina it's confusing because descendants from both lines have lived in Rowan County. So it takes a little more research to find out which of the two lines they are from. I believe that Johann is descendant from Valentine.There's an Andreas Eckel descendant of Valentine Eckel who had a Johann Eckel born 1721 which is the year we believe that our Johann Herman Ekell was born. And they were both born in the Palatinate region of Germany too. I have seen on some sites that the Palatinate Region is part of Alsace-Lorraine region.