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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 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 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 Notables (pre 1700)


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Kecks Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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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