Keattch is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who because of their physical characteristics and physical abilities was referred to as kedge
a Old English word that described someone who was brisk
A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Keattch family
The surname Keattch was first found in Cheshire
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 Keattch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keattch research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1620, 1686, 1640 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Keattch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Keattch Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Keattch has appeared include Ketch, Keech, Keach, Kedge and others.
Early Notables of the Keattch family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugo Ketch of Cheshire; John (Jack) Ketch (died 1686), one of King Charles II's executioners, whose became quite infamous for the amount of suffering of his victims... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keattch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Keattch family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Keattch arrived in North America very early: Margaret and Susan Ketch, who settled in New England
in 1665 with their husbands; as well as John Ketch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741.