Veach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Veach family

The surname Veach was first found in Berwickshire where they were first recorded when Randolph Veitch (Radulphus uacca) witnessed a charter by Henry de Graham c. 1200. A few years later, Alexander la uache witnessed a charter of the church of Driuesdale between 1214 and 1219 and Dominus Alexander de (for le) Vacca, witnessed a grant by Richard Germyn to the House of Soltre between 1235 and 1258. [1]

Important Dates for the Veach family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veach research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1296, 1474, 1474, 1494, 1473, 1484, 1566, 1567, 1628, 1348, 1408, 1378, 1387, 1388, 1390, 1393, 1397, 1399, 1640, 1722, 1679, 1681, 1683 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Veach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Veach Spelling Variations

The name Veach, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Veitch, Veach, Vitch and others.

Early Notables of the Veach family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Philip de la Vache (c. 1348-1408), an English courtier, fought in the French wars and was made Knight of the Chamber in 1378, keeper of the royal park at Chiltern Langley and was a knight of the shire in the Parliament of 1387, appointed captain of the castle of Calais (1388), negotiated a truce with king of France, count of Flanders and the cities of Ghent, Bruges and Ypres (1390), served in Calais until 1393, when he was transferred to Guines, during the Parliament of 1397, he was one of...
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Migration of the Veach family to Ireland

Some of the Veach family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Veach migration to the United States

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Veach family, or who bore a variation of the surname Veach were

Veach Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Veach, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • James Veach, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [2]
Veach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Veach, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
Veach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Veach, who arrived in New York in 1819 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Veach (post 1700)

  • William Walter "Peek-A-Boo" Veach (1862-1937), American Major League Baseball first baseman and pitcher who played from 1884 to 1890
  • Alvis Lindel "Al" Veach (1909-1990), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1935 season
  • Zach Veach (b. 1994), American auto racing driver
  • Robert Hayes "Bobby" Veach (1888-1945), American Major League Baseball left fielder who played from 1912 to 1925
  • Charles Lacy Veach (b. 1944), American USAF test pilot and former NASA astronaut with over 18 days in space [3]
  • W. A. Veach, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1960 [4]
  • Larry E. Veach, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996 [4]
  • John Veach, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1964 [4]
  • Emma J. Veach, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940 [4]
  • Bilie Veach, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [4]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Charles Veach. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/veach.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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