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Kecks Early Origins



The surname Kecks 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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Kecks Spelling Variations


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Kecks 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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Kecks Early History


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Kecks Early History



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

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Kecks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kecks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kecks 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 or some of its variants were: Laurence Kecke, who came to Barbados or Jamaica in 1686; Anna Barb Keck, who settled in America sometime between 1726 and 1800; Henrich Geck, who came to Pennsylvania in 1732.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Kecks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kecks 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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