Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kochevar family. The Kochevar surname is derived from the Latin word "coquus," which denotes the "art of cookery." Kochevar was originally an occupational name, for a cook.
Early Origins of the Kochevar family
Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe.
Early History of the Kochevar family
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Kochevar Spelling Variations
Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Kochevar include Koch, Koche, Kochen, Koech, Koeche, Koechen, Coch, Coche, Cochen, Coech, Coeche, Coechen, Koechle, Koechly, Koechli, Kock, Kochs, Kocks and many more.
Early Notables of the Kochevar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kochevar family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kochevar or a variant listed above: Anna Maria Koch, who came to New York City in 1709. Johann Koch arrived in America in 1709; while Georg Ludwig Koch came to New York City in 1710; Caspar Koch settled in Carolina in 1738.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kochevar (post 1700)
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