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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 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 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kech Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kech 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:

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 came to New York in 1840
  • Matthias Kech, who came to New York in 1840

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Kech Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Kech Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kech 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 17 July 2014 at 13:10.

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