Bechtel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bechtel family

The surname Bechtel 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.

Important Dates for the Bechtel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bechtel research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1829, 1840, 1810, 1795, 1856 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Bechtel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bechtel 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.

Early Notables of the Bechtel family (pre 1700)

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Bechtel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bechtel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans burg Bechtel, who arrived in America in 1731 [1]
  • David Bechtel, who arrived in America in 1732 [1]
  • Samuel Bechtel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Martin Bechtel, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Martin Bechtel who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bechtel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Bechtel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • August Bechtel, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • August Bechtel who arrived in New York in 1854
  • J L Bechtel, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]
  • Frederick Bechtel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bechtel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bechtel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Bechtel, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Jacob Bechtel, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Samuel Bechtel, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Noah Bechtel, who landed in Canada in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Bechtel (post 1700)

  • Nicolas Bechtel, American child actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Underdog Kids (2015) and Rake (2014)
  • Bruce Bechtel (b. 1955), American former NASCAR driver from Corona, California
  • Louise Seaman Bechtel (1894-1985), American editor, critic, author, eponym of the Bechtel Prize
  • Riley P. Bechtel CBE (b. 1952), American heir and businessman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bechtel Corporation
  • Warren A. Bechtel (1872-1933), American founder of the Bechtel Corporation, one of the world's largest engineering and construction services firms
  • George A. Bechtel (1848-1921), American Major League baseball right fielder and pitcher who played from 1871 through 1876
  • Raymond Francis Bechtel (b. 1917), American educator from West Virginia
  • Stephen Davison Bechtel (1900-1989), American construction engineer and executive
  • Harry O. Bechtel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 [2]
  • George Bechtel, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1904 [2]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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