Brach Family History
Brach Name Meaning
German: topographic name from Middle High German brache ‘fallow land pastureland’ originally ‘newly plowed land’. Alternatively a habitational name from any of the places called Braach (Hesse) or Brach (Baden-Württemberg Franconia). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Barach . English: topographic name from Middle English breche Old English brǣc brēc ‘newly cultivated land’ (a derivative of brecan ‘to break’ i.e. ‘land broken by the plow’) or a habitational name from any of the places called with this element as for example Brache in Luton Bedfordshire and Breach in Maulden Bedfordshire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022