Geck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Geck family
The surname Geck was first found in Wutrzenberg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They were first seated at Giengen.
Early History of the Geck family
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Geck Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Keck, Kech, Kechler and others.
Early Notables of the Geck family (pre 1700)
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Geck migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Geck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Henry Geck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
- Georg Henrich Geck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 
Geck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Heinrich Geck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 
- Carl Geck, who settled in New York, NY in 1853
- Johann Geck, aged 19, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854 
- Christian Geck, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 
- Franz Geck, who settled in America in 1896
Contemporary Notables of the name Geck (post 1700) +
- Fred A. Geck, American co-inventor of the eponymous Davis & Geck, a surgical/medical device company (1909)
- Martin Geck (1936-2019), German musicologist
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)