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Where did the German Czech family come from? What is the German Czech family crest and coat of arms? When did the Czech family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Czech family history?

The surname Czech can be traced back to the former German kingdom of Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. The name simply means "Czech," and was used to distinguish natives of Bohemia from other ethnic groups.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Czech, Tschech, Tscache, Echt, Cseh, Czechowicz and many more.

First found in Bohemia, where the ethnic group to which the name referred originated. The name was first recorded in 1372 in Liegnitz, where a man using the variation Tscheche was living.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Czech research. Another 180 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1454, 1781, and 1843 are included under the topic Early Czech History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Czech Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Czech Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Martin Czech, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859

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  • Edmund Czech (b. 1900), Polish-American educator


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  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Czech Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Czech Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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