Show ContentsJeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Jeck is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name Jack. This personal name was originally derived from the French Jaques, and was found in England during the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Jeck family

The surname Jeck was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Jeck family

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Jeck Spelling Variations

Jeck has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Jeck have been found, including Jackman, Jackmann and others.

Early Notables of the Jeck family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Jeck family to Ireland

Some of the Jeck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jeck family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Jecks to arrive on North American shores: James Jackman settled in New England in 1630; John and Elizabeth Jackman settled in Barbados in 1673. In Newfoundland, the Jackmans of Devon traded with Newfoundland as early as 1562.

Contemporary Notables of the name Jeck (post 1700) +

  • George G. Jeck, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Iowa, 1947-49; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1948; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Iowa, 1951 [1]
  • Philip Jeck (1952-2022), English composer and multimedia artist whose work is best known for utilising antique turntables and vinyl records

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Robert van Houten Jeck (1931-1988), American Passenger from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [2]

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