Keech Family History
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