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.
Early Origins of the Reoch family
The surname Reoch was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Reoch family
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Reoch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Reach, Reoch, Rioch, Riach, Riaech and others.
Early Notables of the Reoch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reoch family to Ireland
Some of the Reoch family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Reoch family to the New World and Oceana
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.
The Reoch 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.