Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Keckewox family once lived in the settlement of Kekwick in the county of Cheshire. The surname Keckewox belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Keckewox family
Cheshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Kekewich from very ancient times. "This family, long resident in Cornwall and Deonshire, are said to have been of Lancashire origin. There is a township in Cheshire called Kekwick, from which the name was probably borrowed. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Keckewox family
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Keckewox Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Keckewox family name include Kekewich, Kekwitch, Kekwick, Kekewitch and others.
Early Notables of the Keckewox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keckewox family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Keckewox surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Kekewich, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; as well as a family of the name Kekwick who landed in North America in 1890..
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