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Bechtel Early Origins



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.

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Bechtel Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bechtel Early History


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Bechtel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bechtel research. Another 399 words (28 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.

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Bechtel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bechtel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bechtel 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:

Bechtel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bechtel (post 1700)


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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
  • Harry O. Bechtel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • George Bechtel, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County, 1904
  • Frederick K. Bechtel (b. 1823), American politician, Delegate to Nevada State Constitutional Convention, 1863
  • Daniel J. Bechtel, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, 1891-93
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Bechtel


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Suggested Readings for the name Bechtel



  • The Bechtel Family Encyclopedia by Barbara M. Dalby.

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Bechtel Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bechtel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bechtel 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 16 December 2015 at 09:53.

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