Keckler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Keckler family

The surname Keckler 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.

Important Dates for the Keckler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keckler research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1561 is included under the topic Early Keckler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keckler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Keckler family (pre 1700)

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Keckler migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keckler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Keckler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Keckler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johanes Keckler, aged 33, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1892 aboard the ship "La Gascogne" from Havre, France [2]
  • Eduard Keckler, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Furst Bismarck" from Hamburg, Germany [3]
Keckler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Roy Keckler, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Havana" from Colon [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Keckler (post 1700)

  • Heather Keckler, American beauty pageant contestant and dancer. Miss Arizona Teen USA (1992)
  • W. B. Keckler (b. 1966), American poet and translator, his work Sanskrit of the Body received the 2002 National Poetry Series Award
  • Joseph Keckler, American singer, musician, and writer

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65M-9YS : 6 December 2014), Johanes Keckler, 16 May 1892; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name La Gascogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSN-2J7 : 6 December 2014), Eduard Keckler, 19 Jul 1895; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Furst Bismarck, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFXW-TY8 : 6 December 2014), Roy Keckler, 17 Jan 1906; citing departure port Colon, arrival port New York, ship name Havana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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