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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kocher family. The Kocher surname is derived from the Latin word "coquus," which denotes the "art of cookery." Kocher was originally an occupational name, for a cook.

Kocher Early Origins



The surname Kocher was first found in Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe.

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Kocher Spelling Variations


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Kocher Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Kocher include Koch, Koche, Kochen, Koech, Koeche, Koechen, Coch, Coche, Cochen, Coech, Coeche, Coechen, Koechle, Koechly, Koechli, Kock, Kochs, Kocks and many more.

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Kocher Early History


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Kocher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kocher research. Another 366 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1552, 1637, 1688, 1694, 1738, 1747, 1748, 1769, 1815, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Kocher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kocher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kocher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Kocher in this period include Conrad Reinhold von Koch, an advisor on justice at the royal Schleswig-Holstein court, who was knighted in 1769. He was born in 1738 as the son of a chamberlain of the court at Darmstadt and was the brother of the...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kocher 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Kochers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Kocher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Kocher, who arrived in Georgia in 1734-1741
  • Georg Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Laus Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Martin Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Peter Kocher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kocher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Kocher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • Gottleib Kocher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877
  • Friedrich Kocher, who arrived in Kentucky in 1882

Kocher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis Kocher, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904
  • Tominikus Kocher, who landed in Arkansas in 1904
  • Achatz Kocher, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Kocher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jean Kocher, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kocher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kocher (post 1700)



  • Paul Carl Kocher (b. 1973), American cryptographer and cryptography consultant, President and Chief Scientist of Cryptography Research, Inc
  • Victor Kocher, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 2002
  • John A. Kocher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1996
  • Martina Kocher (b. 1985), Swiss Olympic luger
  • Zina Kocher (b. 1982), Canadian Olympic Games bi-athlete
  • Emil Theodor Kocher (1841-1917), Swiss physician and medical researcher who developed the Kocher manoeuvre, recipient of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kocher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kocher 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.

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