Choch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Choch family
The surname Choch was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1199 when Absolon was shown at Somerset. 
Early History of the Choch family
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Choch Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Choke, Cholke, Chocke, Chooke, Choocke and others.
Early Notables of the Choch family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Richard Choke (d. 1483?), English judge, son of John Choke of Stanton Drew in Somersetshire. "He was called to the degree of serjeant in July 1453. The following year he bought the manor of Long Ashton in Somersetshire, a property worth, as Leland informs us, 600 marcs per annum, and here...
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Migration of the Choch family to Ireland
Some of the Choch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Choch family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)