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The name Broach is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived near a newly cultivated piece of land. The surname Broach is derived from the Old English word bręc.

Broach Early Origins



The surname Broach 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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Broach Spelling Variations


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Broach Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Broach were recorded, including Breach, Brech, Britch and others.

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Broach Early History


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Broach Early History



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

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Broach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Broach Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Broach family emigrate to North America:

Broach Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Broach, who arrived in Virginia in 1648

Broach Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Moses Broach arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Hannah Broach arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861

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Broach Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. 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.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. 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.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Broach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Broach 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 22 February 2016 at 23:26.

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