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The Anglo-Saxon 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.

Kekewich Early Origins



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. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Kekewich Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kekewich Early History


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Kekewich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kekewich research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Kekewich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kekewich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kekewich Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kekewich 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 were:

Kekewich Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Kekewich, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kekewich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kekewich (post 1700)



  • Robert George Kekewich (1854-1914), English Colonel of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

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Kekewich Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Kekewich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kekewich 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 10 November 2015 at 10:45.

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