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Bechwitz Early Origins



The surname Bechwitz was first found in Meissen, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. The name was originally spelled Petzschwitz, Petschwitz or Peschwitz. The first recorded member of this family was Marquand von Beschwitz who lived in the early 13th century. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Bechwitz Spelling Variations


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Bechwitz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beschwittz, Beshwitz, Bechwitz, Beschewitz, Beshewitz, Bechewitz, Petzschwitz, Petschwitz and many more.

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Bechwitz Early History


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Bechwitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bechwitz research. Another 487 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1409, 13, , 1635, 10, , 1859, 1499 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Bechwitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bechwitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bechwitz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bechwitz 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 or some of its variants were: members of the family who settled in North America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Bechwitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bechwitz 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 29 August 2012 at 11:04.

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