Kekwik History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Kekwik has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Kekwick in the county of Cheshire. The surname Kekwik 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 Kekwik family

The surname Kekwik 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]

Important Dates for the Kekwik family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kekwik research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Kekwik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kekwik Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kekwik have been found, including Kekewich, Kekwitch, Kekwick, Kekewitch and others.

Early Notables of the Kekwik family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Kekwik family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kekwik, or a variant listed above: John Kekewich, who was recorded in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; as well as a family of the name Kekwick who landed in North America in 1890..

Citations

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