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Keck Early Origins



The surname Keck was first found in Wutrzenberg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They were first seated at Giengen.

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Keck Spelling Variations


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Keck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keck, Kech, Kechler and others.

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Keck Early History


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Keck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keck research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1561 is included under the topic Early Keck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keck Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keck 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:

Keck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Barbara Keck, who landed in Northampton, Pennsylvania in 1726
  • Henry Keck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Georg Keck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Andreas Keck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Adam Keck, who came to Pennsylvania in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Barb Keck, who settled in America sometime between 1726 and 1800
  • Johan George Keck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Agathe Keck, who came to North America in 1852
  • Bantalion Keck, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864
  • Marianne Keck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keck (post 1700)



  • Kevin Keck (b. 1973), American essayist and poet
  • David D. Keck (1903-1995), American botanist
  • William Myron Keck (1880-1964), American founder of Superior Oil Company, eponym of W.M. Keck Observatory
  • Frank Joseph "Cactus" Keck (1899-1981), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds 1922-1923
  • Harry Keck (1897-2003), American sports writer
  • Charles Keck (1875-1951), American sculptor born in New York City
  • Howard B. Keck (1913-1996), American son of W. M. Keck, succeeded his father as head of both Superior Oil and the Keck Foundation

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Suggested Readings for the name Keck


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Suggested Readings for the name Keck



  • Down in the Barns by Virginia Billingsley Fletcher.
  • Family Record of Isaac Plank and Catherine Keck by W.H. Stutzman.
  • More Kecks of Clairborne County, Tennessee by Virginia Billingsley Fletcher.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Keck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keck 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 11 August 2016 at 14:37.

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