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

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Czech research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1454, 1781 and 1843 are included under the topic Early Czech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Czech Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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
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  • Edmund Czech (b. 1900), Polish-American educator
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    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Czech Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Czech 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.

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