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Köchle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Köchle family. The Köchle surname is derived from the Latin word "coquus," which denotes the "art of cookery." Köchle was originally an occupational name, for a cook.

Early Origins of the Köchle family

The surname Köchle was first found in Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe.

Early History of the Köchle family

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Köchle Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Köchle include Koch, Koche, Kochen, Koech, Koeche, Koechen, Coch, Coche, Cochen, Coech, Coeche, Coechen, Koechle, Koechly, Koechli, Kock, Kochs, Kocks and many more.

Early Notables of the Köchle family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Köchle in this period include Conrad Reinhold von Koch, an advisor on justice at the royal Schleswig-Holstein court, who was knighted in 1769. He was born in 1738 as the son of a chamberlain of the court at Darmstadt and was the brother of the...
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Migration of the Köchle family to the New World and Oceana

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Köchles to arrive in North America, and among them were: Anna Maria Koch, who came to New York City in 1709. Johann Koch arrived in America in 1709; while Georg Ludwig Koch came to New York City in 1710; Caspar Koch settled in Carolina in 1738.

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