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The Scottish Reoch surname comes from the Gaelic "riabhach," meaning "brindled," or "grayish;" as such, it was thought to have been a nickname for someone with streaks of gray or white hair.

Reoch Early Origins



The surname Reoch was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Reoch Early History


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Reoch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reoch research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1452, 1463, 1514, and 1539 are included under the topic Early Reoch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reoch Spelling Variations


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Reoch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reach, Reoch, Rioch, Riach, Riaech and others.

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Reoch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reoch Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Reoch In Ireland


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Reoch In Ireland



Some of the Reoch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Reach who settled in Nantucket Massachusetts in 1823; Janet Reach and her husband settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1775; John Reach settled in Virginia in 1654.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


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