Subject: Re: Surname Pech
Author: Lepic   (Authenticated as Lepic)
Date: June 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM
Reply to: Surname Pech by Mason Pech

The surname Pech is from Middle High German pech 'pitch, tar', presumably a nickname for someone with exceptionally dark skin or hair, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared, sold, or used pitch. Pechau is a placename in Germany but there's nobody with that surname there now as you can see at tinyurl.com/y3upux98.

There are references to a Julius Ferdinand Pech from Germany who settled in Iowa at tinyurl.com/y3jcqbao and tinyurl.com/yyqzgrop.

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  • Surname Pech - Mason Pech  Jun 5 2019, 5:53 AM
    • Re: Surname Pech - Lepic  Jun 5 2019, 8:30 AM