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Kech Early Origins



The surname Kech was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Kech Early History


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Kech Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kech research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 156 and 1561 are included under the topic Early Kech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kech Spelling Variations


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Kech Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keck, Kecke, Keckes, Kecks, Keckee, Kecka, Keckk, Kecck, Keeck, Keckks, Keccks, Keack, Kaeck, Geck and many more.

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Kech Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kech Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kech Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nikolaus Kech, who arrived in America in 1733
  • Christoph Kech, who settled in North America in 1778

Kech Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fredonia Kech, who arrived in Baltimore in 1832
  • Cather. E. Kech, who settled in Baltimore in 1832
  • Conrod Kech, who arrived in Baltimore in 1832
  • John Wendling Kech, who settled in New York in 1840
  • Matthias Kech, who settled in New York in 1840

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