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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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    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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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