Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Brich comes from when the family lived near a newly cultivated piece of land. The surname Brich is derived from the Old English word bræc.
Early Origins of the Brich family
Shropshire where they held a family seat at Breche as Lords of the manor, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Brich family
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Brich Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Brich has appeared include Breach, Brech, Britch and others.
Early Notables of the Brich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brich family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Brich arrived in North America very early: William Breach junior who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844; A. Breach arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1852; Adam Brech arrived in Philadelphia in 1743.
Historic Events for the Brich family
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