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
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
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
Broach Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Broach (post 1700)
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