The ancestors of the Petchy family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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.
Early Origins of the Petchy family
The surname Petchy 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
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Petchy family
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Petchy Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Petchy were recorded, including Peachy, Peach, Peache, Peachee, Peachey, Peche and many more.
Early Notables of the Petchy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Petchy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Petchy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Petchy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm