The origins of the Ketsh surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was 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
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 Ketsh family
The surname Ketsh 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 Ketsh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ketsh research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1620, 1686, 1640 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Ketsh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ketsh Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ketsh has been recorded under many different variations, including Ketch, Keech, Keach, Kedge and others.
Early Notables of the Ketsh 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... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ketsh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ketsh family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ketsh or a variant listed above: Margaret and Susan Ketch, who settled in New England
in 1665 with their husbands; as well as John Ketch, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741.