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
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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Migration of the Broach family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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
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