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
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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.
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