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Where did the English Jech family come from? What is the English Jech family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jech family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jech family history?Jech is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Jack. This personal name was originally derived from the French Jaques, and was found in England during the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Jech has undergone many spelling variations, including Jackman, Jackmann and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jech research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 156 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Jech History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Jech Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Jech family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Jech were among those contributors: James Jackman settled in New England in 1630; John and Elizabeth Jackman settled in Barbados in 1673. In Newfoundland, the Jackmans of Devon traded with Newfoundland as early as 1562.
The Jech Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jech 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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