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

The Yocham surname comes from the personal name Joachim, which is derived ultimately from the Hebrew given name "Yoyakim." According to legend, this was the name of the father of the Virgin Mary.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Joachim, Jocham, Yoachim, Yocham, Yochum, Yoakam and others.

First found in Brandenburg.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yocham research. Another 128 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1505, 1535, 1571, 1620, and 1690 are included under the topic Early Yocham History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Yocham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yocham Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • William Yocham, aged 37, who settled in America from Munich, Germany, in 1915

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  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania 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 Yocham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yocham 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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