name Kekewich comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Kekwick in the county of Cheshire
. The surname Kekewich 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 Kekewich family
The surname Kekewich was first found in 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 Kekewich family
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Kekewich Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kekewich include Kekewich, Kekwitch, Kekwick, Kekewitch and others.
Early Notables of the Kekewich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kekewich family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kekewich Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Kekewich, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Kekewich (post 1700)
- Robert George Kekewich (1854-1914), English Colonel of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment