Broach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 bræc.
Early Origins of the Broach family
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.
Early History of the Broach family
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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.
Early Notables of the Broach family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Broach is the 11,588th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Broach migration to the United States +
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 migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Broach Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Moses Broach, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
- Hannah Broach, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
- Mr. Moses Broach, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Black Eagle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th November 1861 
- Mrs. Hannah Broach, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Black Eagle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th November 1861 
Contemporary Notables of the name Broach (post 1700) +
- Elise Broach (b. 1963), American writer
- James R. Broach, American biochemist and molecular biologist, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Academy of Microbiology
- Christopher Robert "Chris" Broach (b. 1976), American guitarist/vocalist in the 90's Emo band Braid
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- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html