Zecher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Zecher family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Zecher family

The surname Zecher was first found in Austria, where this family name was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name played a role in that turbulent region's affairs as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region as well as throughout the nation.

Early History of the Zecher family

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Zecher 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 Zecher include Zucker, Zuckermann, Zuckerman, Zuckert, Zuckerle, Zuckerberg, Zuckerberger, Zuckerbrot, Zucher and many more.

Early Notables of the Zecher family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Zecher family

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Zecher were Johann Jacob Zucher, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753; Ludwig Zucker came to Pennsylvania in 1754; Heinrich Siegmon Zucker arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795.


Contemporary Notables of the name Zecher (post 1700) +

  • Linda Zecher, former Microsoft director and vice-president of its Worldwide Public Sector


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