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The Anglo-Saxon name Quiche comes from when the family resided in the county of Devon where they worked as dairy farmers. The surname is both local and occupational, since it describes where the original bearers lived and what work they did. The surname was originally derived from the Old English word cwic. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. In this case the surname Quiche was originally derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer; dairy farming. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Quiche Early Origins



The surname Quiche was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Quiche Early History


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Quiche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quiche research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1706 and are included under the topic Early Quiche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quiche Spelling Variations


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Quiche 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. Quiche has been recorded under many different variations, including Quick, Quicke, Quig, Quigg, Quegg and others.

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Quiche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quiche Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quiche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quiche In Ireland


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Quiche In Ireland



Some of the Quiche family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Quiche or a variant listed above: Richard Quick, who arrived in Virginia in 1651; Elizabeth Quicke settled with her husband in St. Christopher in 1634; Thomas Quicke was banished to Barbados in 1685.

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