Gotch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gotch family
The surname Gotch was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Gotch 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.
Early History of the Gotch family
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Gotch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gichtl, Giech, Gach, Kitchel, Gittelde, Gische, Gitchel, Glich, Kitscher, Gochelet, Goegel, Goschl, Gotsche and many more.
Early Notables of the Gotch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gotch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louisa Kitchel, who arrived at the port of Baltimore in 1828; as well as A. and R. Gitchell, who arrived at the port of San Francisco in 1851.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gotch (post 1700)
- Frank Alvin Gotch (1878-1917), American professional wrestler and World Heavyweight Champion from 1908 to 1913
- Francis Gotch (1853-1913), British neurophysiologist
- John Alfred Gotch (1852-1942), British architect and architectural historian
- Brad Gotch (b. 1962), former Australian rules footballer
- Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931), English Pre-Raphaelite painter and book illustrator
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