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The name Breech has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived near a newly cultivated piece of land. The surname Breech is derived from the Old English word bręc.

Breech Early Origins



The surname Breech was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat at Breche as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Breech Spelling Variations


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Breech Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Breech have been found, including Breach, Brech, Britch and others.

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Breech Early History


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Breech Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breech research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Breech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Breech Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Breech Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Breech Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Breech, or a variant listed above:

Breech Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michel Breech, who landed in Brazil in 1861
  • Jacob Breech, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Breech (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Breech (post 1700)



  • Ernest R. Breech (1897-1978), American corporate executive, best known for his work with Ford, eponym of the Breech School of Business at Drury University, inductee into the Automotive Hall of Fame
  • James Thomas Breech (b. 1956), American NFL football kicker who played from 1979 to 1992

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Breech Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Breech Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 October 2013 at 08:55.

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