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The colorful history of the German region of Silesia provides the setting for oldest origins of the Karch family surname. The name Karch comes from the Middle High German word "karc," meaning "cunning," or "sly." As such, the surname was most likely originally a nickname which later became a surname.

Karch Early Origins



The surname Karch was first found in Silesia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Ancient chronicles first mention Heinczel Kergel of Prague (c.1321,) Nicolaus Karger of Olmuetz (c.1361,) and Wigund Karge of Hessen (c.1265).

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Karch Spelling Variations


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Karch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Karg, Karger, Kaerg, Kaerger, Karge, Kaerge, Kaergel, Kerg, Kerger, Kergel, Kerge, Karc and many more.

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Karch Early History


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Karch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karch research. Another 757 words (54 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1598, 1723, 1709, 1774, 1813, 1827, 1837, 1841, 1846, 1613, 1614 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Karch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Karch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Karch 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:

Karch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Karch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Jacob Karch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Martin Karch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Karch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B Karch, aged 35, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Charles Karch, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Karch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Karch (post 1700)



  • Arthur W. Karch (1886-1940), American politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1939-40
  • Charles Adam Karch (1875-1932), American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1905-06, 1911-12; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Karch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karch 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 26 August 2016 at 00:46.

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