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is the ancestral home of the Koch family. The Koch surname is derived from the Latin word "coquus," which denotes the "art of cookery." Koch was originally an occupational
name, for a cook.
The surname Koch was first found in Bavaria
, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal
society which shaped modern Europe.
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Koch include Koch, Koche, Kochen, Koech, Koeche, Koechen, Coch, Coche, Cochen, Coech, Coeche, Coechen, Koechle, Koechly, Koechli, Kock, Kochs, Kocks and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koch research. Another 366 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1552, 1637, 1688, 1694, 1738, 1747, 1748, 1769, 1815, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Koch History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Koch surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Koch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anna Maria Koch, who came to New York City in 1709
- Johann Koch arrived in America in 1709
- Georg Ludwig Koch came to New York City in 1710
- Jacob Koch, who arrived in North Carolina in 1722
- Caspar Koch settled in Carolina in 1738
Koch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Lambert Koch, who arrived in America in 1814-1820
- Philipp Koch, who arrived in America in 1825
- Wendel Koch, who landed in America in 1825
- Jorge Koch, who landed in America in 1826
- Heinrich Koch, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832
Koch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maria Eva Koch, aged 3, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
- Josephine Koch, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
- Paulina Koch, aged 5, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
- Robert Koch, aged 40, arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
- Mathilda Koch, aged 9, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
- Ms J Koch, American passenger from Chicago, Illinois, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979
- Christof Koch (b. 1956), American neuroscientist
- William Koch (b. 1974), American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
- Edward Irving "Ed" Koch (1924-2003), American lawyer, politician, and political commentator
- Kenneth Koch (1925-2002), American poet, novelist, and playwright
- Howard Koch (1902-1995), American screen writer, he shared an Oscar for his writing on the movie "Casablanca"
- Billy Koch, American baseball player
- Ludwig Carl Christian Koch (1825-1908), German entomologist and arachnologist
- Wilhelm Daniel Joseph Koch (1771-1849), German physician and botanist
- Karl Heinrich Emil Koch (1809-1879), German botanist
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