Britch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient history of the Britch name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided near a newly cultivated piece of land. The surname Britch is derived from the Old English word bræc.
Early Origins of the Britch family
The surname Britch 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.
Early History of the Britch family
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Britch Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Britch include Breach, Brech, Britch and others.
Early Notables of the Britch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Britch family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Britch or a variant listed above: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Britch (post 1700) +
- Tad Britch, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 44th District, 2010 
- C. A. Britch, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1912 
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