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Keech Name Meaning

English (mainly Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire):: nickname for an fat person from Middle English cach caiche cage kech a word of unexplained origin but presumably the antecedent of modern English dialect keech (variant catch) ‘lump of congealed fat; fat of a slaughtered animal rolled up into a lump (in preparation for sending to the chandler or tallow maker to make wax)’. variant of Kedge a nickname either from Middle English kegge kigge ‘cheerful pleasant agreeable merry’ or from an unrecorded Middle English kegge ‘belly’ for a pot-bellied person.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Weech, Ketch, Kelch, Meech, Peach, Krech, Keetch, Keach, Leech, Leach

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Where is the Keech family from?

You can see how Keech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keech family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keech families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 49 Keech families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Keech's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Keech families in 1911.
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What did your Keech ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Keech. 53% of Keech men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Clerk
  • Labourer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keech. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Keech. For the veterans among your Keech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keech lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Keech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Keech in 1945 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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