The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Kich come from its first bearer, 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 Kich family
The surname Kich 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 Kich family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kich research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1620, 1686, 1640 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Kich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kich Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kich has been spelled many different ways, including Ketch, Keech, Keach, Kedge and others.
Early Notables of the Kich 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 Kich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kich family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kichs to arrive in North America: 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.