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The surname Czech can be traced back to the former German kingdom of Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. The name simply means "Czech," and was used to distinguish natives of Bohemia from other ethnic groups.

Early Origins of the Czech family

The surname Czech was first found in Bohemia, where the ethnic group to which the name referred originated. The name was first recorded in 1372 in Liegnitz, where a man using the variation Tscheche was living.

Early History of the Czech family

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Czech Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Czech, Tschech, Tscache, Echt, Cseh, Czechowicz and many more.

Early Notables of the Czech family (pre 1700)

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Czech Ranking

In the United States, the name Czech is the 12,076th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Czech migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Czech Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Czech, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Czech (post 1700) +

  • Edmund Czech (b. 1900), Polish-American educator
  • Franz Czech, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 60 aerial victories

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook