Thach is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as the thatcher.
This surname was a derivative of the Old English word paeccan
which literally meant to cover.
The meaning later changed and referred to the task of thatching roofs.
Early Origins of the Thach family
The surname Thach was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Thach family
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Thach Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Thach has appeared include Thatcher, Thacker, Thaxter and others.
Early Notables of the Thach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thach family to Ireland
Some of the Thach family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Thach family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Thach arrived in North America very early: Francis Thatcher, who settled in Barbados in 1678 with his wife Mary and son Samuel; Joe and Mary Thatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Sylvester Thatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1635.