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Keech History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Keech family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Keech was a name given to a person who because of their physical characteristics and physical abilities was referred to as kedge a Old English word that described someone who was brisk or active. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Keech family


The surname Keech was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Keech family


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Keech Spelling Variations


Keech has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Keech have been found, including Ketch, Keech, Keach, Kedge and others.

Early Notables of the Keech family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Hugo Ketch of Cheshire; John (Jack) Ketch (died 1686), one of King Charles II's executioners, whose became quite infamous for the amount of suffering of his victims...
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Migration of the Keech family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keech Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Keech Kezia U.E. from New York, USA who settled in Dorchester, Westmorland County, New Brunswick c. 1784 married to Lieutenant Robert Keech [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Lieut. Keech Robert U.E. (b. 1759) from New York, USA who settled in Dorchester, Westmorland County, New Brunswick c. 1784 died in Dorchester in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Ms. Keech Sarah D. U.E. from New York, USA who settled in Dorchester, Westmorland County, New Brunswick c. 1784 daughter of Lieutenant Robert Keech [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Keech Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Keech, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  • Solomon Keech, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Keech (post 1700)


  • Rickmond Bowling Keech (1896-1986), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1947-1966)
  • Charles Raymond Keech (1900-1929), American board track and brick track racer, best remembered for winning the 1929 Indianapolis 500, and for setting a land speed record in 1928
  • William R Keech, American Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ray Keech (1900-1929), American board track and brick track racer best remembered for winning the 1929 Indianapolis 500, and for setting a land speed record
  • William Keech (1872-1948), former English football defender who played from 1895 to 1904
  • Matthew Keech (b. 1970), former English cricketer who played from 1991 to 2001
  • Margaret Majella Keech (b. 1954), Australian Labor Party politician, Member for Albert, Queensland (2001-2012)
  • Hazel Keech (b. 1987), born Rose Dawn, a British actress and model

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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm

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