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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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. 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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