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The name Peachy arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Peachy 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.

Peachy Early Origins



The surname Peachy 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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Peachy Spelling Variations


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Peachy Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Peachy, Peach, Peache, Peachee, Peachey, Peche and many more.

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Peachy Early History


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Peachy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peachy 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 Peachy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peachy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peachy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peachy 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Peachy or a variant listed above were:

Peachy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samll Peachy, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • William Peachy settled in Newcastle Del. in 1677
  • William Peachy, who arrived in West New Jersey in 1677

Peachy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Peachy, who landed in Virginia in 1717

Peachy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Peachy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Peachy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Peachy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peachy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peachy (post 1700)



  • Bathurst Daingerfield Peachy II (1893-1953), American head baseball coach for William & Mary College in 1918
  • B. M. Peachy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1912
  • Archibald C. Peachy, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 6th District, 1852-53
  • A. C. Peachy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1904

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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.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. 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.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Peachy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peachy 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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