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Geck Early Origins



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.

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Geck Spelling Variations


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Geck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keck, Kech, Kechler and others.

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Geck Early History


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Geck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geck research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1561 is included under the topic Early Geck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geck Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Geck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geck (post 1700)


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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)

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Geck Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    11. ...

    The Geck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geck 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 07:14.

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