Pech Family History
Pech Name Meaning
Mayan: nickname from Mayan pech ‘tick’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pech, 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. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Pech, Polish pech ‘bad luck’. Czech (also well established in German-speaking lands): from the personal name Pech, a pet form of Petr (see Peter). Catalan: variant spelling of nickname from Catalan pec ‘simple’, ‘naive’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press