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Meaning and Origin of: Beach

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Dweller by the beech tree

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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.