First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Dweller by the beech tree
First name variations: Beecher, Beachy, Beech, Beechy, Beacher
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream,
Middle English beche, Old English bece, a byform of
bæce. Compare Bach 3.
- English: topographic name
for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle
English beche ‘beech tree’ (Old English bēce).
- Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Bisch.
- John Beach came from England to New Haven, CT, in about 1635.
Thomas Beach came from England to Milford, CT, in 1638. It is not
clear whether they were related.
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