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The name Peach reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Peach family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Peach family lived in Kent. It is thought that Peachy is of topographical origin, distinguishing a bearer who lived near a peach tree, sold peaches, or was associated with the fruit in some other way. In French it is written peche, and the addition of the letter y on to the end of the name is probably the result of its Anglicization.

Peach Early Origins



The surname Peach was first found in Kent where the name descends from the baronial name Peche, Latinized De Peccato. One of the oldest recordings of the name is found in a stained glass window at Lullingstone in Kent. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Peach Spelling Variations


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Peach Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Peach family name include Peachy, Peach, Peache, Peachee, Peachey, Peche and many more.

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Peach Early History


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Peach Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peach research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1671, 1737, 1736, 1723, 1808 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Peach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peach Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peach 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 the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Peach family to immigrate North America:

Peach Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Peach, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Peach, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • John Peach, who landed in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1648
  • Dosabell Peach, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Thomas Peach, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Peach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dorothy Peach, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Daniel Peach, who arrived in America in 1788

Peach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca Peach, aged 38, landed in Massachusetts in 1813

Peach Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Peach arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • W. Peach arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849

Peach Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Peach arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Comyers Peach arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878
  • Ann Peach arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878
  • Frances Peach arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878
  • Coomyers Peach arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peach (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peach (post 1700)



  • Samuel M. Peach, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Prince George's County, 1908
  • Richard Peach, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Prince George's County, 1824-26
  • John Peach, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1956
  • Charles Thomas Peach (1862-1921), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1918; Candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1908, 1920
  • Bowdy E. Peach (b. 1979), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State Senate 27th District, 2008
  • Kenneth Peach (1903-1988), American cinematographer
  • Alan Peach (1890-1961), English cricketer
  • William Norman "Bill" Peach AM (1935-2013), Australian television journalist, host of the ABC current affairs program This Day Tonight from 1967 to 1975
  • David Peach (b. 1951), footballer on England's national team in 1977
  • Charles William Peach (1800-1886), British naturalist and geologist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Peach Historic Events


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Peach Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Robert James  Peach (1872-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Howard Peach, British Leading Signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  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. 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.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Peach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peach 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.

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