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Becht Early Origins



The surname Becht was first found in Hessen, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation. The earliest bearers of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles were Bechtold of Fulda in 1387, Bechtold Suleffel of Frankfurt in 1442, and Tibertius Bechtolf of Frankfurt in 1568. Bachtel is a mountain of the Zurich Upperland, Swiss Prealps in the canton of Zurich. Atop of the mountain is Bachtel Tower, a 60 m (200 ft) tall radio tower.

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Becht Spelling Variations


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Becht Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bechtold, Bechtolt, Bechtoldt, Becktolt, Beckholt, Beckholdt, Becktold, Becktoldt, Bechthold, Beckthold, Bechtholdt, Becktholdt, Bechtolf, Bechtolff, Bechetold, Becketold, Becketoldt, Bechtle, Bechtel and many more.

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Becht Early History


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Becht Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Becht research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1829, 1840, 1810, 1795, 1856 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Becht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Becht Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Becht Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Becht Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Becht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Becht, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Jacob Becht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Becht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Wilh Becht, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Heinr Becht, who landed in America in 1854
  • Simon Becht, who arrived in Arkansas in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Becht (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Becht (post 1700)



  • John Becht (b. 1886), American cyclist at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Anthony G. Becht (b. 1977), former American NFL football tight end who played from 2000 to 2011
  • Leonard Becht, American politician, Representative from New York 41st District, 1936
  • Alexander Becht (b. 1986), German actor, known for his role as Lenny Cöster in the soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten
  • Hermann Becht (1939-2009), German Grammy Award winning operatic bass-baritone, known for his 1993 recording of Richard Wagner's The Ring Cycle
  • Lambertus Johannes Hermanus "Bart" Becht (b. 1956), Dutch businessman, former CEO of Reckitt Benckiser

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Becht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Becht 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 September 2016 at 06:32.

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